Parker Duofold AF Revisited

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Following on my recent post about English Duofolds, I recently snagged this Duofold AF for a customer who is particularly fond of them.  It’s my favourite among the English Duofolds and I think it’s a particularly stylish pen, if not in an obvious way.
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This version of the Duofold was issued in 1948 and remained in production until 1953.  It was succeeded by the Aerometric Duofold which, I believe, is a step backward with its squeeze filler which requires the removal of the entire barrel.
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It presents a smoother outline than the Duofold NS which preceded it.  The barrel jewel has gone to be replaced with a rounded blind cap which unscrews to reveal an aluminium bar rather than the traditional button.  Altogether, I believe, this is the most elegant of the English Duofolds.
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This one is quite unworn, with a good barrel imprint and nice gold trim.  The 14K Newhaven nib is at the fine end of medium and is a splendid writer, if firm, as one would expect of these pens.  They are a bargain, but may not remain so forever.

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About goodwriterspens
I restore fountain pens, and used to trade as redripple52 in eBay. I also have my own fountain pen sales website, www.goodwriterssales.com

2 Responses to Parker Duofold AF Revisited

  1. OldGreyBeard says:

    I’ve got one just like that awaiting repair – it has a missing sac and pressure bar. However, the button is brass coloured but otherwise identical which makes me wonder what model I actually have

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