Parker Duofold Limited Edition Craft Travel Fountain Pen
Parker Duofold Limited Edition Craft Travel Fountain Pen – Elegance, craftsmanship, intelligence and vision collide to mark the 130th anniversary of the iconic Parker Duofold.
The Craft of Travelling
What began in 1888 as George S. Parker’s simple mantra of striving to make a better and more inspirational pen, is today celebrated with the limited edition release of 1,300 unique Duofold masterpieces. Each one pays tribute to their founder’s relentless curiosity about the world, passion for travel and global cultures, and commitment to the craft of writing.
Inspired Design – Each of the Duofold’s 22 hand-assembled components have been carefully crafted to make it nothing less than extraordinary.
True Character – The barrel features a world map set with lasered golden lines.
A Sublime Writing Experience – The 18kt solid gold (bi-colour) nib features a compass design, which represents the science of navigation and the old-world steamships George used during his journeys.
A Luxurious Gift Box Inspired By Vintage-Style Luggage – The box lid features a world map highlighting all the countries George visited during his global travels.
George’s Travels – From Tahiti to Tonga, the New Caledonian Islands to China, George always used his faithful Duofold to document his experiences in a travel journal. He believed this not only preserved his memories, but also strengthened them. The thrill of travelling and his appreciation for global cultures inspired George’s creativity and many of his iconic designs for Parker.
Brief History Of Parker Pen
The Parker Pen Company is a manufacturer of luxury pens and was founded in 1888 by George Safford Parker in Janesville, Wisconsin, United States. In 2011, the Parker factory atNewhaven, East Sussex, England (United Kingdom) was closed, and its production transferred to Saint-Herblain, France.
George Safford Parker, the founder, had previously been a sales agent for the John Holland Gold Pen Company. He received his first fountain pen related patent in 1889. In 1894 Parker received a patent on his “Lucky Curve” feed, which was claimed to draw excess ink back into the pen body when the pen was not in use. The Lucky Curve feed was used in various forms until 1928.
In 1931, Parker created Quink (quick drying ink), which eliminated the need for blotting. Quink ink is probably one of the most iconic inks ever made which is still well remembered by many of this generation.
Some of the most renown collection made by Parker include the flagship Duofold, Sonnet, Parker 51, 61s and the Parker 75s. Then around the 1965s, Parker introduced some of their most spectacular Parker Limited Edition Pens ever like the Parker Spanish Treasure Fleet, the Parker 75 Queen Elizabeth Limited Edition Pens etc.
On the 100th Anniversary of Parker Pen Company, a larger size of Parker Duofold Pen called the Parker Centennial Duofold was created to celebrate the event. Today, these Centennial Duofold are not easy to find, especially the specially made Centennial Duofold Nibs.
Other Special collection made by Parker include the Japanese Maki-e collection which are visably different from the Japanese made version.
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