Parker Junior Duofold

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

This is a 1927 Junior Duofold, in Jade Permanite (Parker’s name for its early celluloid). Allowing for the typical discoloration of the early jade pens, it is in very nice condition, a pleasant writer. This pen shows its 90 years but there are no deep scratches or nicks. Its age is easily determined by its almost half-inch wide cap band, which is very attractive. Its size (3.4” long capped and ⅜” wide) is a little slimmer than the later Juniors, but it feels very firm and full in the hand, and like every Parker it is wonderfully balanced. The black “derby” crown and matching blind cap are in good condition, not chewed or dented. It writes a typically firm fine, a touch dry. Nice pen, doesn’t need to be pampered.

This pen is not for sale.