Thursday, April 1, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 174

Today's virtual "show & tell" item is a vintage (well, technically, an antique) eyedropper-filling fountain pen belonging to Christopher!

(photo courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on image to enlarge)


Christopher: "This is a near mint and now fully restored Parker No.6 Taper. I was hoping when I first saw it that it would predate the turn of the last century, and I guess it would have, save its nib and feed. Yes, I figured you probably guessed it, the pen is complete with a first year (1905) Lucky Curve feed and Lucky Curve marked nib. Parker made the No.6 in both a men’s and lady’s model, the difference being the length. Mine is a men’s type."

"Of course the taper cap is a slide on and the pen an eyedropper but, better still, the good news is that I have the right Parker original box for it. It was an item I picked up in the east in a mall in London, Ont. while Chris and I were back there visiting her Dad. The pre-Duofold Parker boxes that are branded Lucky Curve are relatively the same, but lack the Duofold name, because they were earmarked for the Parker Jack Knife pens. Prior to that, at least some of the boxes were for Parker’s Dollar Pens. I saw one of these boxes at the Portland Expo Antique show in an outside booth. Unfortunately, my timing was a bit off because it had already been spoken for." 

Many thanks to Christopher for sharing this elegant early fountain pen with us. For a pen that's over 115 years old, it looks great for its age :)

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