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Who made this replica Duofold?


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I'm hoping someone can identify the maker of this replica Duofold that I recently bought used from FPH.  FPH said the nib was from a 1940s Vacumatic.  The clip looks to be from a vintage Parker too.  The button-filler may be modern.  The top and bottom black pieces may or may not be vintage as well.  I know that Chris Thompson's replicas had the imprint on the barrel with the added word "Replica" but this pen has no imprint on the barrel.  I have attached a few pictures of different parts of the pen.  Can anyone also tell me which vintage Duofold this is a replica of?  Thanks for any help.IMG_8712.thumb.JPG.a7ffa9e484b9630fa9da7a2c70b293dd.JPG

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S.T. Dupont Ellipsis 18kt M nib

Opus 88 Flow steel M nib

Waterman Man 100 Patrician Coral Red 18kt factory stub nib

Franklin-Christoph Model 19 with Masuyama 0.7mm steel cursive italic nib

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It´s a duplication of a Duofold Senior, from the 1920´s.

 

Original clips were gold plated, all the "black pieces" may be original.

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Miller in Denmark produced some excellent Duofold replicas, the quality may even have been better than Parker, they also did not brand their pens.

 

 

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Chris Thompson always marks his as replicas.

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Thanks, @como for the links. The first one (white, black ends) is exactly what I have, even the 1940s Vacumatic nib, except that the trim is not gold plated. It is probably not a Fultz replica (although it could be) as it has the triple bands. I don’t believe it’s a Chris Thompson replica either. Also, thanks @Beechwood for the tip about Miller of Denmark. 

S.T. Dupont Ellipsis 18kt M nib

Opus 88 Flow steel M nib

Waterman Man 100 Patrician Coral Red 18kt factory stub nib

Franklin-Christoph Model 19 with Masuyama 0.7mm steel cursive italic nib

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3 minutes ago, ParkerBeta said:

Thanks, @como for the links. The first one (white, black ends) is exactly what I have, even the 1940s Vacumatic nib, except that the trim is not gold plated. It is probably not a Fultz replica (although it could be) as it has the triple bands. I don’t believe it’s a Chris Thompson replica either. Also, thanks @Beechwood for the tip about Miller of Denmark. 

 

 

An understandable error that many of us make is to hold a pen in our hands and assume that is how it left the factory, a lot might have happened to that pen over the past 90 years, with clips and nibs that have been broken and replaced with whatever might have fitted at the time.

 

Best of luck in your search.

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On 2/3/2021 at 12:09 PM, ParkerBeta said:

Thanks, @como for the links. The first one (white, black ends) is exactly what I have, even the 1940s Vacumatic nib, except that the trim is not gold plated. It is probably not a Fultz replica (although it could be) as it has the triple bands. I don’t believe it’s a Chris Thompson replica either. Also, thanks @Beechwood for the tip about Miller of Denmark. 

 

Your white Duofold looks very much like ones crafted by a fellow from Phoenix, AZ.  He regularly attended the LA Pen Shows in the early 2000's and sold them there but he never had a table.  He said the material was Ivory (synthetic?) - don't know for sure.  ...will try to locate information on his name for you.

 

 

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I see that the nib is two-tone, but it does not look correct for a Vacumatic Nib. Is there a Vacumatic imprint on the nib? It looks more similar to a duofold nib that has been re-plated.  Never the less, it is a curiosity. 

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On 2/3/2021 at 8:16 PM, Beechwood said:

 

 

An understandable error that many of us make is to hold a pen in our hands and assume that is how it left the factory, a lot might have happened to that pen over the past 90 years, with clips and nibs that have been broken and replaced with whatever might have fitted at the time.

 

Best of luck in your search.

That's a good point. It's entirely possible that both the clip and the nib were re-plated as previous owner's preference of rhodium/white combination over gold/white one. Very neat looking pen!

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