Striped Parker Duofold 1941 - 1946
the late 30s, Parkers flagship was the Vacumatic pen
launched at the beginning of that decade, in a way replacing
the classic Duofold line which overlapped chronologically.
Toothbrush patterned Duofold Geometric which
was introduced in 1939 as a cheaper line of pens, was
replaced in 1941 by the striped Duofolds.
pruduced three different models, including a big Senior
model with either one or three narrow cap bands, the
smaller Junior (different cap band styles)
and the Lady with two cap bands.
the Junior and the Lady had simple non arrow
clips, engraved Parker, the Senior came
with a blue Diamond clip, similar to the Vacumatic clips.
button filler and aluminium vacumatic
filler were made. The button filler pens were
made out of opaque plastic, while the vacumatic Duofolds
had transparent instead of black stripes, so the ink
level could be checked.
pen seems to be somewhat underrated, because the classic
Parkers are either the original Duofold pens or the
Vacumatic pens, but the striped Duofolds are quite
nice pens (especially of course the Senior model), due
to the nice line of colors that were offered.