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Help Me To Authenticate/identify This Duofold Model

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#1 rbkonline

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:14

Hi

 

yesterday I took a gamble and brought home a vintage Parker Duofold model from a local shop. It costed around $110. The pen looks and writes really good. However, i am a bit concerned about few things.

First of all, I am not exactly sure which model of duofold this is. The Pen measures about 13.5cm capped and 16.5cm posted. The barrel imprint says 'Geo. S Parker Duofold Lucky Curve fountain pen USA'. It has a giant nib with an imprint 'Parker Duofold pen made in USA'

It has a button filling system. I dont think the cap band belongs to the pen. My guess is, the original one fell off and this particular band was fitted in its place. Also, the clip looks a bit odd. The 'PARKER' font is not ruler straight and looks a bit different compared to some other duofold clips I saw on the internet. Also, there are no other markings on the clip. It will be greatly appreciated if someone can identify/authenticate this for me. I am attaching the images below.

 

Thank You

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Edited by rbkonline, 09 June 2018 - 04:33.


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#2 chunya

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:51

Although I have had quite a few over the years I'm not an expert on Parkers and so hopefully one of the experts will chip in soon. It looks like a some sort of Moderne, but I'm not sure how they describe that colour (difference between cap and barrel over the years is quite normal).

If you haven't already found it then the Parker Penography is a great resource.....

 

https://parkerpens.net/duofold.html



#3 hari317

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:16

I think Its a streamlined senior. I dont know about the cap band. HTH.
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#4 rbkonline

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:44

Although I have had quite a few over the years I'm not an expert on Parkers and so hopefully one of the experts will chip in soon. It looks like a some sort of Moderne, but I'm not sure how they describe that colour (difference between cap and barrel over the years is quite normal).

If you haven't already found it then the Parker Penography is a great resource.....

 

https://parkerpens.net/duofold.html

Thanks. But i have already gone through the site. Couldn't find any useful information.
 

 

I think Its a streamlined senior. I dont know about the cap band. HTH.

Thanks. And yes, the original  band has been replaced with this (maybe due to damage or something else). I have seen some Streamlined pens on the internet. None of them had a 'Lucky Curve' imprint on the barrel. Also, I am unable to find any mention of the exact color as well.



#5 mitto

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:20

May be a flat top barrel with all else from a streamlined Duofold? I have a raised single wide band flat top senior that when I bought it was stuffed with a press fit streamlined senior section. Fotunately the threads on flat top barrel were still intact. So I was able to replace the section with a correct one belonging to the flat top senior.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 22:13

Looks like it still has a Lucky Curve feed



#7 inkstainedruth

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 22:36

What does the imprint say?  Does it have a date code?  That may help you narrow it down some.

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#8 rbkonline

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:14

What does the imprint say?  Does it have a date code?  That may help you narrow it down some.

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No imprint on clip. The barrel has a number after 'USA PAT'. Its 4-25-11



#9 mitto

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:48

What does the imprint say?  Does it have a date code?  That may help you narrow it down some.
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth



This is the imprint on the barrel. A fist generation flat top lucky curve banner imprint. Isn't it?
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