Parker Duofold Big Red Senior Lucky Curve fountain pen & pencil set
– PreWar – The Flagship of the Parker Pen Company
– Rare Big Red – Glossy Red Lacquer
– Senior Long Bold Pen of Overall Length 5-1/2 inches
– Button-filling system
– Excellent condition NO crack
Up here is a vintage Parker Duofold SENIOR Lukcy Curve Flat-Top Button Filler fountain pen & pencil set, also referred as ‘Big Red’, which was manufactured Pre-War in USA circa 1910s.
The Parker Duofold is one of the most recognizable and enduring fountain pen designs. Launched in 1921, the pen was a phenomenal success and put the Parker Pen Company squarely into the front rank of fountain pen manufacturers. Duofold remain popular in Europe being produced well into the 60s in varying sizes and colors when it was revived in the 80’s once again as Parker’s Flagship model.
This Parker Duofold is a fine example, in stunning red lacquer.
It is also RARE SENIOR version, largest size of the series, of overall length 5-1/2 inches.
The pen set is in excellent condition, without any crack only some mionr wears due to age.
The imprint on the barrel is weak; yet it is in large font version, showing it is an early production of the series; with ‘LUCKY CURVE’ banner.
It bears a large Parker 14ct solid gold nib, non-flexible, writing fine line.
The Parker Duofold has a button filling system, which is particularly simple and elegant filling method – the end of the pen unscrews revealing a button which is depressed while the nib is immersed in ink.
The pen has been serviced and tested for full functionality. This pen is rare and very much sought after, of such a vintage pen in good condition. Ownership of pen with the history and prestige of the Parker Duofold, will provide the owner with a feeling of satisfaction and a sense of ceremony each time that they write.
The Parker Pen Company was founded in 1888 by George S. Parker, whose mission was to manufacture a better pen. The Parker Pen Company’s tradition epitomizes the highest standards of craftsmanship, technology, and aesthetics. In 1921, the company introduced the iconic Parker Duofold pen. Yet by the early 1930s, Parker launched replacement for Duofold, the Vacumatic. In 1941, the company developed the most widely used model of fountain pen in history (over $400 million worth of sales in its 30-year history), the Parker 51. It is also referred as ‘the most wanted pen’. From the 1920s to the 1960s, Parker was No.1 in worldwide writing instrument sales.
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