Vintage Pens: Parker Duofold Desk Pen

Vintage Pens: 4705 Parker Duofold Desk Pen
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $125.00
Founder of Parker Pens, George Parker, made a trip to China and loved a yellow vase that he bought. As such, he was inspired to make a "Mandarin yellow" Duofold. As the pens began to age, the yellow material got fragile. Many of the mandarin pens broke over the next 90 years. As such, these vintage pens are hard to find. We restored this desk pen with a new ink sac. We don't have the original desk base, but perhaps you do. Its 14k gold nib writes a dry, fine line with a touch of feedback. Not much wear, no cracks, there is a little brassing around the taper. 18.5cm.