About This Model
The Challenger was Parker's budget line during the Vacumatic era, using some of the Parker design elements in a more traditional, lower cost, and generally simpler pen. Challengers had several models in two generations: the first Challengers and Deluxe Challengers had nice trim and a very attractive feel. The second model, from 1937 until Challengers were discontinued in 1940, were less ornate and looked more like Vacumatics, with a tapered "Parker" imprinted clip and generally a single cap ring. They also sported an ink-view window.
About This Pen
A grey marbled Royal Challenger, identified by its single broad cap band and tapered clip. It is 13cm long capped, “Standard” size, 1940 per date code. The Challenger imprint is very clear, as is the tiny “0” date code. Has minimal scratches and signs of wear. The button works firmly and thoroughly. The silver trim shows very little tarnish. The gold nib is double-broad stubbed, 1.35mm wide. The nib itself is correct, most likely original, certainly factory.
Price: $110 Sold