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A Mysterious Parker Desk pen


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So I've come across the Parker Desk pen and I cannot identify it. At first I thought it was a Duofold, but I couldn't find it written any where. The nib threw me off because I found "VACUMATIC" inscribed on the nib. Does anyone know what this pen is, it's driving me crazy!

 

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Nice looking nib, my guess would be that it's a replacement in what ever model the barrel is.

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Duofold with a replacement Vacumatic nib. Common replacement part in duofolds.

 

Brian 

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The barrel imprint suggests that the pen is (was) a jade green Parker "pre-Duofold" from circa 1926-27, from the period before Parker included them in the Duofold line. For more info search the web for "jade green" plus "pre-Duofold".

The jade green barrel is heavily discoloured to brown, which is a common problem with this colour.  A pale trace of how the original colour looked like can be seen at the top of the pen. A similar pen, albeit a pocket pen with cap, with similar discolouration and similar barrel imprint can be seen here and here.

The nib is a replacement indeed.

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