The Parker Duofold Senior was first introduced in 1925 as part of the first Duofold range. The first models were made from Red or Black Hard Rubber, later models were made from Permanite, Parkers name for Celluloid. Permanite was developed by Du Pont with Parkers help and was available in more colours. The Streamlined range was introduced in the late 1920's and included pens in Lapis Lazuli, Chinese Red and Mandarin Yellow. It was to be a few more years before the marble effect pens were available made from the newer Acrylic materials.
This is an early Duofold Senior Fountain Pen in Red Hard Rubber, or Chinese Red as it was described by Parker. It was made around 1925 and is in fabulous condition.
The colour is clean, bright and consistent, the imprint is worn but still clearly legible. The gold plating to the clip and cap ring is in lovely condition with some very minor wear at the edges.
The pen has been fully serviced and is filling and writing exactly as it did nearly 100 years ago. It has been thoroughly cleaned and prepared.
All parts of the pen are totally original, including the Fine side of Medium 14ct gold nib.
This is a wonderful pen, the condition is excellent. The nib is smooth and the gold plating is strong. It is probably more of a collectors piece than a daily user but it is a testament to the design and manufacturing processes that it could still be used daily if required.