Dating parker duofold pens
Firstly the pen, which has a dimpled clip screw (tassie) on the cap and has a chromed end cap on the end of the barrel. The ink converter is an earlier wide version which were used until the late 70’s.
From this we can roughly date the pen as probably being manufactured somewhere between 1970 and around 1978.
A symbol of excellence since 1921, Duofold remains the most distinguished pen in Parker’s discerning lineage.
Driven by a commitment to superior craftsmanship, every detail of the Parker Duofold is carefully thought out and executed, from the vintage Ace emblazoned on the 18K gold nib to the precious metal finishes, and meticulously brought together by hand to ensure the finest writing experience.
The box would indicate an earlier pen being the older cardboard design but I have a feeling that the box does not go with the pen and the guarantee card has been added in as well to make the pen look more collectible and bump up the price.
A quick look on the cap shows the later “Made in the UK” and the date code of IN – which when we look it up denotes the 3rd quarter of 1989 or the 3rd quarter of 1999.
Best of all the Registration Form specifies that the form is for pens purchased in 1967.
Everything appears to tie in so we can quite confidently say that this is a 1967 pen.
Not seen very often and never on Parkers flagship pens.
If you are looking for a stub then this is the pen for you.