Vintage Pens: Parker Duofold

Vintage Pens: 4286 Parker Duofold
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $449.99
Lapis blue Parker Duofolds are our favorite color variants on the famed vintage pen. We restored this classic Parker Duofold with a new ink sac and new pressure bar assembly. Its cap has a little better color than the barrel. Both are a bit darker than when new, but neither is fully discolored, either. The most discoloration is by the cap threads on the barrel. No cracks. About 30% brassing on the cap band, plus a little on the ball of the clip. You'll find light wear on the cap and barrel, but the pen is in remarkable condition for being more than 90 years old. Cosmetically, for some, its biggest turn off might be "Asa L. Child" engraved on both the cap and barrel. Click the headline for a clear look at the imprint. Marked "Lucky Curve," the inkfeed is a 1930s Vacumatic-style replacement. Its 14k gold Duofold nib writes a fine-medium line with a touch of feedback. 13.9cm capped.