I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, and section. Replaced the old sac with a new, properly sized Silicone sac. Hand polished the Gold Filled 3-Ring Cap Banding (narrow, wide, narrow) and 14K Duofold NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the pencil, barrel, blind cap and cap to bring back the vibrancy of fountain pen and to protect the Celluloid. This Parker Duofold Vest Pocket Fountain Pen measures 3 3/8" capped and 4 3/8" posted. The pencil measures 3" inches in length and is working as it was originally intended to.
The fountain pen cap, barrel, and blind cap are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The Cap has a Gold Filled Narrow/Wide/Narrow Cap Banding that is clean with no brassing. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "GEO. S. PARKER PARKER DUOFOLD MADE IN USA". There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel. The color of this Parker Vest Pocket Set displays a lovely Jade Color.
I have added a new silicone sac to this Duofold. This Duofold has a Button Filler mechanism and has been tested with water and fills as it should. The filling unit operates as it was originally intended to.
This Parker NIB is 14K and stamped, "PARKER DUOFOLD PEN MADE IN U.S.A.". This nib is very flexible and fun to write with. The actual writing portion (iridium tip) of the 14K Parker NIB has a fine point measuring roughly .43mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with an extra fine to triple broad stroke/line. In the writing sample provided, the extra fine line measures at .39mm and the triple broad line measures at 2.18mm with medium to firm pressure when measured 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.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This is an Iconic vintage Parker Duofold Fountain Pen & Pencil Set in the hard to fine Vest Pocket size. The fully flexible nib makes for another standout reason why this is a fantastic writing instrument by Parker. I would consider this Parker to grade in Very Fine to Excellent Condition. It is ready to write or just add it to your writing arsenal collection.
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