About This Model
In the late 1930s, as the Vacumatic era dawned, the later Duofolds transitioned into the vertically striped Striped Duofolds, which appeared in two generations, the button-filled models and then, until 1948, as Vacumatic-filled models (now often called Duovacs). There has always been some confusion among the overlapping models of the 1940s, but to me, if it is a button filler it's a Striped Duofold; if a Vacumatic-filler it's a Duovac. the Vacumatic-imprinted vertically striped pens are Vacufolds; but even the experts admit that there are more variants than can be named. Their nibs are generally Duofold-firm, but an expressive surprise does occur.
About This Pen
USA, 1946. The Duovacs are a wonderful variant on the Vacumatic theme, vertically striped. They’re also more late Duofold than late Vacumatic, in fact Duofold with a Vacumatic filler. This pen is from 1946, with the later plastic filler. The striping colors are beyond my ability to identify them, so the description will stay as “very handsome.”