Parker Duofold Centennial Fountain Pen. Made in England 1990. Black cast acrylic with gold filled fittings. 18K two-tone medium nib. This is the MK 1 version, made shortly after introduction, having the slightly shorter pocket clip.
Pen uses a cartridge or cartridge convertor filling system (convertor included). The cap which unscrews from body has gold filled, high relief clip and raised double cap bands. Raised disk to cap top with ‘DUOFOLD’ in banner cast into metal.
Barrel has gold bands to front of section, one between barrel and section and a further two gold bands to rear of barrel. Pen carries inscription ‘PARKER - MADE IN UK - '111 Q’ to cap, above lip bands. This reference number accurately dates the manufacturer of this pen to the first quarter of 1990. Barrel un-screws from section to access cartridge or piston bottled ink convertor.
Pen measures 5.3/8 inches (13.7 cms) long with cap attached. Cap diameter 15.0 mm. Weight: 30.2 grams (convertor included in weight).
Solid 18ct gold nib with with inlaid ruthenium arrow motif. Nib is stamped ‘PARKER - 18K - 750’. Discrete Parker logo stamped to unseen part of nib. Medium writing tip, lovely smooth writer.
Pen has been fully disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned to remove traces of old ink. Nib and feed removed from collector, reset. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Write tested and finally flushed with clean water.
Pen barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no dents, cracks or hairlines. There are no personalisation's. Gold plating to clip and trim is unworn. No evidence of ware to ruthenium inlay on nib. Cap to barrel screw threads are firm and positive. We would classify this pen as being in very excellent to near mint condition. Pen is sold with original presentation case, operating and warranty booklet, which is internally stamped and signed by Parker, on it's final inspection certificate. .
This is a classic black Duofold Centennial, produced at Parker's production plant in Newhaven, England. Commemorating 100 years of Parker pens. Based on a design that originally built the Parker pen company and brand name, the 1920’s Duofold Senior.