Vintage Parker Royal Challenger Fountain Pen
– stunning red herringbone marble
– deluxe art-deco “jeweler’s” capband
– Senior version of the series, of overall length 5-1/4 inches
– double jewel / twin tassie
– Button filler
Up here is a vintage Parker Royal Challenger fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1930s.
The pen is in nice condition.
The pen is a rare and highest grading among the CHALLENGER series, the ROYAL CHALLENGER; and the color is in RED pearl marble with herringbone pattern.
This is highly collectible, as the pen set bears deluxe art-deco “jeweler’s” capband and doube jewel / twin tassie.
The imprint on the barrel is crisp. The button filling system is in perfect working order. Only there are some minor wears due to age.
This Parker Royal challenger is a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of craftsmanship, technology, and aesthetics. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or someone important. Some Parker royal challenger pens are fitted with a ‘sword’ pocket clip, which is even more collectible. Please check this out at our shop Parker Royal challenger.
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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