– Parker Lucky Curve
– Parker #16 pen
– Gold overlay heath filigree basket pattern
– Excellent black hard rubber without discoloration
– Antique grade, aged 100+ years
Parker Lucky Curve – Up here is a vintage Parker Lucky Curve #16 fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1900s.
The pen is in nice condition, ding-free only minor scretches on the gold filled overlay. The pen is in gold filled overlay with HEATH FILIGREE BASKET pattern. The black hard rubber is in nice condition, with minimal discoloration, pretty rare to find.
It bears a ring-top.
There is an empty space on the barrel for personalization; it is NOT personalized.
At the end screw cap is the model number ’16’ embossed.
The pen bears a stunning RARE 14ct Lucky curve gold nib in LUCKY CURVE BANNER Pattern. The iridium tip on the nib is intact, flexible, writing smooth fine to broad line. The pen, thought its age of over a century, is still Perfect in nice working condition.
The button filling system is in nice working condition.
The pen has been serviced and tested for full functionality. Only there is slight discoloration on the hard rubber. Yet considering its age of over 100 years it is still in nice condition. It is rare and very much sought after, of such a vintage pen in nice condition. Ownership of pen with the history and prestige of the Parker, 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. From the 1920s to the 1960s, Parker was No.1 in worldwide writing instrument sales. 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.
In 1932, Parker began test marketing the next generation in fountain pens, the Golden Arrow. This radical new pen featured a compact plunger-operated pump filler that nestled at the back end of the barrel, eliminating the space-hungry pressure bar and sac. The Golden Arrow was later renamed as Vacumatic. The Vacumatic went on the market in 1933; and discontinued in 1939, due to the introduction of new Aero-metric filler.
Parker pens were frequently selected to sign important documents such as the World War II armistices, and commemorative editions were sometimes offered.
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