Name: Parker Duofold Centennial MK II Fountain Pen
Maker: Parker, UK 1997 (Date Code IIIP)
Colour: Marbled Jade Green
Material: Acrylic with Gold Trim
Nib: 18k Gold Parker Scroll Nib - Medium
Filling System: Parker Cartridge / Ink Converter Compatible (Converter Included)
Condition: Near Mint
The Parker Pen Company was established by George S. Parker in 1888 after he decided that the pens available at the time were not up to scratch. His philosophy right from the start was based on the premise that if you make a better pen, people will buy it. This has been the main aim of Parker ever since and the statement is as valid today as it was 125 years ago.
Parker have been responsible for the lion’s share of the innovations and developments that have moved the pen world forward. Innovative products like the Vacumatic filling system and the Aerometric system were copied and adapted by other manufacturers worldwide.
George Parker died in 1937 but his legacy lived on in new products like the Parker 51, dubbed as the World's Most Wanted Pen, and one of the highest selling fountain pens ever made, and the ever popular Duofold range continued to keep the company at the forefront of the marketplace.
Parker are now part of the BIC Group, and they continue to produce high quality writing instruments from their factory in France.
This Parker Duofold international is finished in the rare and sought after marbled jade green. This version was released for a limited period in the late 90's, and has become a firm favourite in the fountain pen community, admired for its beauty and relative uniqueness. Here in near perfect condition, serviced, complete with ink converter and ready to write.
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings. The pen has previously been inked but is in near perfect condition, showing only light micro-scratches to the trim and body
The nib is a lovely smooth 18k gold medium nib, it writes with steady ink flow, very nice performance on the page
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Length capped: 132mm
Length posted: 124mm
Barrel length inc nib: 116mm
Cap length: 60mm
Barrel diameter: 10mm
Cap diameter: 11mm