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#1 vicpen123

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:44

I recently came across a Parker UK Duofold with an N stamped on the nib rather than a number.

 

I didn't buy it because the nib was in poor condition and I don't have the skills to fix it.

 

What does the N mean? I have searched Parker pens Penography without finding an answer.



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#2 Beechwood

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:55

The Parker factory in England was in Newhaven,  N for Newhaven, just to round this out

 

Other Parker UK nibs may have different numbers

4 - Parker 17

5 - Slimfold
10 - Junior (& Victory V)
(15 - Victory)
25 - Demi and standard
35 - Senior
50 - Maxima
N - Newhaven manufacture

 

This is just the most basic of information, there are some dated nibs and some odd numbering that doesnt fit the pattern above, Parker for example would replace a damaged nib with anything that would work, for example I have a Parker Vacumatic that had a Duofold nib fitted by Parker and another Parker AF that has a nib without any markings other than Parker.


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:31

Hi Vicpen,

I'll add this; if you're ever fortunate enough to find one in decent condition - GRAB IT!!!!! Newhaven nibs are in a class by themselves.


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 15:05

I have a Victory with the nib code 20.  It is my favorite nib of all. 



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 15:21

Presumably from an earlier time to the 50s date coding, usually with more flex

 

 


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 16:26

Presumably from an earlier time to the 50s date coding, usually with more flex

 

 

 

 

Yes, the nib on my pen looks just like the one in the photograph you posted.  








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