Vintage Pens: Parker Duette

Vintage Pens: 5738 Parker Duette
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $249.99
If ever there was a color pattern that screamed 1920s and early '30s to us, it might be this Parker Duette green-and-gold design. This set comes from the early to mid-'30s, but that color scheme goes back a decade. Very chic for its time and pretty much never seen again. Fully restored with a new ink sac, this vintage pen is ready to write. Given how easily the plating comes off these Depression-era instruments, we did not polish up the trim. However, there are no cracks and some wear from use back in the day. Click the headline for close-ups. You will write a nice medium line with light feedback from the 14k gold nib. Twist the nose cone on the pencil to advance and retract lead. Spare 1.1mm leads are under the tail cap with a hardened eraser.