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#1 SaintPat

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 22:00

I just bought my first vintage fountain pen, a Parker Duofold. Until now, I've only written with new pens. But after picking up this Duofold, I couldn't resist.

 

I have a question I'd like to ask your help with: What is its approximate year of manufacture?

 

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#2 Parkette

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 03:22

I am not an expert but if you want a best guess I would say 1946-8, you may just be able to see a date d=code on the base of the nib, my guess would be for a 7.

 

I think it is English and I think it is a very handsome pen



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 03:35

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#4 hari317

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 03:58

You have an English Duofold NS (New Style) with a replacement clip. Look up parkerpens website for an excellent writeup on these models. Good luck!


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 05:39

You have an English Duofold NS (New Style) with a replacement clip. Look up parkerpens website for an excellent writeup on these models. Good luck!

 

 

I wondered about the clip but I think that there was  split arrow clip for the Duofold at this time.



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 06:24

Thank you for all the information on this pen. With regard to the clip, it looks original and the seller was under the impression that all parts of the pen were original. The patina on the clip matches the other 'brass' on the pen.

On that clip, above the word Parker is a small, greenish-blue diamond. Not sure if that is worth mentioning out not.

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 06:53

 

 

I wondered about the clip but I think that there was  split arrow clip for the Duofold at this time.

Split arrow clip only on the Danish NSs as far as I know, I can consult the duofold book later in the evening when i get back home.  


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 06:55

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On that clip, above the word Parker is a small, greenish-blue diamond. Not sure if that is worth mentioning out not.

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certainly worth mentioning, sounds like a vacumatic clip.

 

these are nice pens, I enjoy my examples a lot, did it come already restored?


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:14

Yes, it did come freshly restored.

So it has a vacumatic clip, not the original clip. Correct?

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 15:31

Yes, it did come freshly restored.

So it has a vacumatic clip, not the original clip. Correct?

Correct. Here is an excerpt from page 266 of the Duofold book.
Hope this helps.

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 15:36

Would you comment on the year? I think I can see a 7 on the barrel, not very clear.



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 17:11

It looks like a five. But it is very tough to make out. That engraving is tiny and my eyes aren't what they once were.

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 07:31

It looks like a five. But it is very tough to make out. That engraving is tiny and my eyes aren't what they once were.

 

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