Parker Duofold True Blue fountain pen & Pencil Set
– Modernistic Blue and White
– Button-filling system
Up here is a vintage Parker Duofold Streamlined Button Filler fountain pen and pencil set, which was manufactured in USA circa 1920s.
This Parker Duofold is a fine example, in stunning rare modernistic blue and white marble, a.k.a true blue.
In 1928, Parker launched a range of slender contemporary pens – a new blue in a modern style. Marketed alongside the DUOFOLD but pitched at half the price, the Three Fifty (or $3.50) was initially targeted at the younger consumer. This unique range is also known as ‘True Blue’. Yet the production lasted only approx two years.
The pen is in nice condition, without any crack and fault, only some minor wears due to age. There is yellowing problem on the barrel, which is always found on the vintage examples.
The imprint on the barrel reads ‘GEO.S.PARKER PEN PATENTED MADE IN U.S.A.’.
It bears a Parker 14ct solid gold nib, non-flexible, writing smooth 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 set 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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