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 Clip, Gold Filled Elegant Box/Ellipse Cap-Banding and 14K Parker NIB. I have Cleaned, Buffed, Polished, and Waxed 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 magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has a Gold Filled clip with just very minor brassing near the jewel. The gold filled elegant box/ellipse cap-banding displays a wonderful gold filled color that displays no brassing. 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 2, for 1942, in the third quarter". The transparency of the barrel is great and one can see through it clearly. The blind cap securely fits. There are no personalizations or monograms to the fountain pen cap or barrel. This Major Size Parker Duofold Fountain Pen measures 5 1/8" in length capped and 5 7/8" posted.
The Vacu-Fill System works great, typically in my tests with water about 5 to 7 presses and it will fill full. This Vacu-Fill unit is in excellent condition; it operates smoothly and works flawlessly.
The Parker NIB is a 14K NIB. The iridium is great and creates a smooth writing experience. The actual writing tip of this 14K Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .63mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating the writing sample, this Parker NIB writes with a fine to double broad stroke. The writing sample provided in the listing image the finest line measures at .52mm with light pressure and the double broad line measured 1.52mm with normal 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 by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue-Black Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This is a gorgeous restored Parker Duofold Fountain Pen in the Major Size with the Green-Gold Celluloid. I would grade this Duofold in the Excellent Condition. It is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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