Parker Duofold International Mk.I Fountain Pen. Made in Newhaven, England 4th Quarter of 1994. Blue marble cast acrylic body and cap with 23K gold plated fittings. 18K gold nib, medium.
The Parker International uses either a cartridge or cartridge convertor filling system (convertor included). The cap which unscrews from body has heavily 23K gold plated clip and raised double cap bands. Cast acrylic barrel has gold bands to section and rear of barrel. Pen carries inscription 'PARKER - MADE IN UK - I' to barrel end cap. The 'I' denotes a manufacturing date during the 4th quarter of 1994.
Solid 18K 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, fairly firm, lovely smooth writer.
Closed Length: 5.18" (131 mm)
Posted Length: 6.5" (165 mm)
Barrel Length: (including nib) 4.86" (124 mm)
Cap Length: 2.30" (58.5 mm)
Cap Diameter: 0.54" (13.7 mm)
Barrel Diameter Widest Point: 0.56" (11.7 mm)
Nib: 18K Gold - Fairly Firm Medium (M) Writing Tip.
Filling System: Cartridge or Convertor for Bottled Ink
Cap Type: Screw On (May be posted to rear of barrel).
Pen Weight: 22.6 g Convertor Fitted
Restoration and Service
Pen has been fully disassembled to confirm the pen is unused. Nib and feed removed from section, nib alignment with feed checked. 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 or personalisation. Gold plating to clip and trim is unworn. Cap to barrel screw is firm and positive. We would classify this pen as being in near mint condition. Pen is supplied with original Parker presentation box, Outer card box and signed instruction/warranty booklet. The presentation box and outer card box show no blemishes, inside and out.
The Duofold International was based on a design, originally produced by the Parker pen company in the 1920ís. Launched in 1988, the International and Centennial models were introduced to commemorate Parkers 100 year Jubilee.