For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Lovely restored 1944 Parker Blue Diamond Senior Striped Duofold Fountain Pen in the Dusty-Rose Celluloid. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, put back together, and now is in wonderful writing condition.
I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, section, breather tube, and barrel. Replaced the old diaphragm with a new, properly sized one. Hand polished the Gold Filled Blue Diamond Clip, Chevron Cap Banding, and 14K Gold NIB. I have also cleaned, buffed, and polished the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has the Blue Diamond Gold Filled clip with no wear. The Gold Filled Chevron Cap Band displays a wonderful gold-filled color however does show some wear to the gold fill material. The top jewel is black and polished to a great shine The barrel is clearly stamped with, "PARKER DUOFOLD MADE IN U.S.A. with date code 4 (for 1944) in the 4th quarter". The transparency of the barrel is Near Water Clear as one can easily see through it, albeit with minor ambering. The blind cap securely fits. There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. This Senior Parker Duofold Fountain Pen measures 5 3/8" in length capped and 6 1/8" posted.
I have restored the Vacumatic filling system with a new diaphragm. The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 7 to 10 presses and it will fill full. This Vacumatic Filling unit is in excellent condition; it has been greased and now operates smoothly and works flawlessly.
This Parker Duofold has the 14K "V" NIB with the actual writing portion (iridium) of the nib measuring roughly .55mm, or a fine point, when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample, the NIB writes with a fine to medium stroke/line. The writing sample provided in the image has a fine stroke measuring at .55mm with light pressure and can flex to a medium stroke of roughly .78mm with medium to firm pressure when measuring with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
This is a gorgeous Senior Parker Duofold Fountain Pen in the Dusty Rose Celluloid that is increasingly harder and harder to acquire. I would grade this Parker Striped Duofold in Very Fine Condition only because of some wear to the cap banding, otherwise it would be in Excellent+ Condition. Certainly, a collector-grade writing instrument and is ready to write or just add to your writing arsenal collection.
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