Parker Duofold AF
The Parker Duofold AF replaced the button filling version in 1948 and was, in turn, replaced by the 'Aerometric' in 1953.
This is a fine example in classic black with Gold filled trim. It is in first class condition throughout, having undergone a complete restoration. The pen has a deep lustrous shine which contrasts well with the Gold trim. The barrel imprint is clear and sharp.
The pen was disassembled, thoroughly cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner and hand finished. A new ink sac and pressure bar were fitted as the old sac had hardened and the pressure bar showed some corrosion. The nib was not removed from the section as it was correctly aligned and all channels were clear, it is usually best to leave the assembly intact unless there is reason to disturb it. The pen is shown prior to reassembly.
Testing showed that the filling system works well and the 14Ct. Gold Newhaven nib writes with a good firm, fine line.