The Duofold Maxima was first introduced in 1958 at Parkers Newhaven Factory. It sits at the top of the tree as Parkers flagship Duofold. It is a wonderful writing instrument with a great deal of presence. It was a very sought after model but it came with a premium price tag and is therefore relatively rare.
This is the Maxima Fountain Pen and Propelling Pencil Set and it dates from around 1960. It is in near mint condition and is finished in black with gold filled trim to the clip and cap ring. It is in very good condition with only very minor marks commensurate with light use.
The Fountain Pen writes with a beautiful smooth Fine side of Medium line and it uses the fabulously reliable aerometric filling system. The nib is the huge No.50, the biggest nib fitted to any of the Duofolds of that era. The fins on the feed are notoriously delicate but this one is fully intact - most unusual!
It is fully serviced and ready to write.
The Pencil takes standard 0.9mm leads which are still easily available.