Parker Duofold (UK)

1946-47
About This Model

Parker's Duofold was the successor to its early pens, the numerous and various Jacknifes and Lucky Curves, appearing first in 1921 and lasting until the late 1930s. Its transition kept the Lucky Curve name, and its feed, for the first few years, but more importantly effected the shift from ebonite to celluloid, the Dupont brand it called Permanite. Duofolds came in Seniors, Juniors, Ladys, and Juniorettes, as well as desk pens, and are easily recognizable for their “derby” crowns and detailed imprints. Typical for their day, Duofolds are button-fillers, generally with firm to stiff nibs. They were very well-made, solid pens, so are often found today in surprisingly good condition, even after decades of steady use.

About This Pen

Parker’s plant in Newhaven, England, got back to work almost immediately after the end of WWII, and opened with their first new product, the 1946-47 Duofold NS (New Series). Its shape was reminiscent of a Vacumatic, 13.3cm long,  but this was a button filler, in solid colors. This Duofold, in burgundy, has been used, has a few minor nicks, but overall is very shiny and clean. The clip, cap ring, and tassie are in gold, and are unmarked. The nib is a fine/medium with a touch of flex; there is a bit of sound feedback from the nib but it writes well. This is a very nice, durable user pen.

This pen is not for sale.