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Parker Duofold International Fountain Pen in Gloss Black Acrylic Resin. 18K Nib. England 2006.

Parker Duofold International Fountain Pen in Gloss Black Acrylic Resin. 18K Nib. England 2006.
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Parker Duofold International Fountain Pen in Gloss Black Cast Acrylic Resin - Platinum Plated Fittings - Cartridge or Piston Convertor Filling - 18K Medium Nib. Manufactured in England 2006.

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Price: £225.00
Item Ref: HD:PAR/8257

Parker Duofold International Fountain Pen  

 
 
 
Description
 
Unused Parker Duofold International Mk.II Fountain Pen. Made in Newhaven, England 1st Quarter of 2006. Gloss black cast acrylic body and cap with platinum plated fittings. 18K gold nib, medium.
 
The Parker International uses either a cartridge or cartridge convertor filling system (convertor included). The cap unscrews from body. Arrow pocket clip and double raised cap lip bands are plated with platinum. Cast acrylic barrel has platinum bands to section and rear of barrel. The barrel unscrews from section to access either cartridge or piston bottle ink convertor.  Pen carries inscription 'PARKER - MADE IN UK - Y.111' to barrel end cap. The 'Y.III' denotes a manufacturing date during the 1st quarter of 2006.
 
Nib and Feed

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.
 
Measurements and Specifications
Parker Duofold International Fountain Pen

 
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
 
 Parker Duofold International Fountain Pen
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.

General Condition

Pen barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no dents or personalisation. Platinum 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 case and outer card box  The presentation box and outer card box are in very good condition, inside and out.

Hepworth Comment

The Duofold International was based on a design, originally produced by the Parker pen company in the 1920's. Launched in 1988, the International and Centennial models were introduced to commemorate Parkers 100 year Jubilee. 
 

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