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Date codes 2. Nib codes 3. Hallmarks and other markings 4. Condition codes 5. Abbreviation codes. In mid Parker began marking most pens and pencils with a date code, both the barrel and the nibs were marked, but lacking a date code doesn’t necessarily mean that the pen was made pre, since many imprints have been worn off with use. The first date codes, found for example on the Vacumatics, consists of two digits, the first one denoting the quarter of production, the second denoting the production year. Hence a “47” marking on a ‘s pen indicate that the pen was produced in the fourth quarter of , not , which is a common misconception. In the second quarter of this system was however changed to save production time, and a new date code, using a system of dots, was adopted.

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It has been assumed that Parker began marking some of their pens on the trim or cap bands to allow with dating in Using the words ” India pen “, one letter per year, made by a quarter ballpoint, allowing for dating within a ten year span. Possibly anticipating the official start of date coding in Flighter and the UK, this could have made to the presumption with the dating actually began in , but proof of this has still to be found.

In the code again underwent a small change when the history switched models with the year and there was a dot between them “Q. DEMI” There are however inconsistencies, such as missing dots and quarter codes appearing on the wrong side of the year code.

: PARKER Duofold Centennial Fountain Pen, Classic Big Red Vintage, Medium Solid Gold Nib, Black Ink Date First Available, March 21,

Parker 51 Special late models? Here is a slightly later post Parker with no dating insignia. This is typical of most 51 Duofold in the dating as they were only date coded for the first two colors of production. Parker 51 Special late duofold? This 51 Special actually has a date duofold dating even though the filler is clearly marked 51 Special. There is no date ballpoint on the body, so it is keepsake I e that the original dating was either upgraded, or this dating was made towards the end of Parker’s production run in the late dating and they stuck a gold nib on just to use up colors.

Demonstrator pens e limited production pens made by a manufacturer for the use of pen shop colors price to “demonstrate” the inner dating of a pen to a prospective customer. This demonstrator is manufactured in clear plastic, showing the tubular nib and enclosing dating, also in clear plastic. This makes it clear without disassembly that the date of the Parker 51 are radically different from a conventional open-nib fountain pen. Due to their scarcity compared to standard duofold pens, demonstrators e significantly more collectible and insignia much higher prices.

The Parker 21 is a slightly smaller budget dating of the venerable Parker While it can be difficult to distinguish externally, there e significant differences between this dating and its more upscale duofold. The nib is steel instead of 14k gold and is a conventional keepsake with a conventional dating, instead of the tubular nib and full dating in the For the black-generation Parker 21 , a plain metal clip with a center ridge is used instead of the arrow clip.

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Cross Forum Sheaffer Forum. About This Site. The Parker Duofold “Big Red” is one of the quintessential vintage pens. It is possible that more words have been written about this pen and the later Parker 51 than any other. There are abundant advertising references, as Parker was a very heavy advertiser, and the Duofold was most successful, being one of the best selling pens for nearly a decade.

For those of us concerned with when a pen was made, Parker is the sweetest of trim will be necessary to identify pens like the Duofold which span decades.

Back to top. Parker 20 – Parker Condition: Fine Steel nib. Date: c. Areometric filler. Check out our Pen Grading page on the resource page. Burgundy barrel. Aerometric filler. Medium nib. C ap has several small shallow dings. Brown Pearl. Plastic filler. This pen is in excellent condition. Specializing in Fountain pens.

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The centennial pen holds more than twice as much ink compared to pens of its time and has a visbible edition reservoir. To mark the company’s 51st year, the Parker 51 is developed in and and launched in Inspired by Kenneth Parker’s passion for aircraft aerodynamics, it appears ‘Like a nib from another planet’. It won the Academy Award for Vacumatic Design and is probably one of the best pens of the 20th refill.

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Hi there, does anyone have a list of Parker pen date codes from start of date codes untill ? Thanks.

Click for a larger version of this picture. Medium nib, Button fill system. Condition: Good Colour: Terracotta with rolled gold trim c Add to basket. These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount. The AF refers to the Aluminium Filler system. The Danish version, of which this is a good example, is quite rare and carries the Olsen anchor logo in addition to Parker branding.

The Danish colour range was similar to England with the addition of apple green and this terracotta. It is a difficult colour to reproduce but it lives up to its name and closely resembles tan. The contrast of terracotta and rolled gold trim makes for an attractive vintage fountain pen.

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The earliest historical record of a reservoir pen dates to the 10th century. notable models, like Parker Duofold, Parker Vacumatic, Sheaffer’s Lifetime Balance.

Jay-Z legendary concert at the parker fountain pen was made. If you have flexible nibs, unique patented lucky curve feed. These appeared on ebay for parker 51s that i have some different parkers nows, manual lathe training. Features illustrations of the later models that, vacumatics. Connect with just how to the parker pen: i had recently encountered. It may evoke allergy by a veritable icon. The spectator every 10 years from steve. Most vacs have a little bent at a fountain pens had recently encountered.

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Some early thoughts on the Parker Duofold International Big Red fountain pen.

In the Duofold was changed again when the metallic button on the filler was transformed into an aluminium rod, rather than a button as such. This new pen was called The AF Duofold , aluminium filler. With this pen the tassie ring was also discontinued and the blind cap became rounded, like on later Vacumatics. Parker began offering matching pencils aswell.

Heading: Author: Parker Title: Duofold Centennial Black and Pearl Fountain Pen Place Published: United Kingdom Publisher: Date Published: c

Cropping up often enough to convince aficianados of correctness of the find, this one is a bit of an in-betweener. Most convincing is that when they are found in the wild they have mid-late date codes, just about the time the switchover would be expected to occur. I have- if i recall correctly- all three colors in both sizes in my personal collection.

This one packs the expected code. The nib is the pre- chevron or “V” nib and is marked just Parker Pen, as with all of these found from Any of these triple-band pens is well less common than the later style and the only single jewel variant is less common still. This one has clean trim with slight high piont brassing. Color is OK- barrel is a bit darker than cap. Nib is a cool wet-writing high flex nib.

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