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Parker 180 18K Gold Nibs

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#1 thx1138

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 13:56

Parker 180's were issued with 14k nibs until near th h ed end of th hr model life when they began to come out with stainless nibs (I'm guessing that the gold price has spiked).
Has anyone any knowledge of 180's being issued with 18k nibs?
I have just bought a 180 which is stamped 750. I have only seen one other 18k nib before. Does anyone have any information on the 18k nibs?
Thanks for your time.

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#2 mitto

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 14:25

The Parkers with 18k nibs were for French market.
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Posted 17 December 2018 - 20:22

Because the French didn't consider 14k to be gold?


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#4 thx1138

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 07:33

Thanks for info. I seem to remember that French factory had to get special permission to make 14k Parker 75 nivs for export.





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