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'Thrift time/Depression' Pen; Green Gold Marble; Circa 1930s
was £379.99
now £279.99 old ink pens
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~ Produced by Parker during the Great Depression ~

~ Referred as 'Thrift time' / 'Depression' Pens ~ 

~ Green Jade Brozen Marble Patterning ~

~ Button Filler ~ Gold Trim & 14ct Gold Nib, Circa 1930s ~

~ New Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Excellent Overall Condition ~ 

vintage pen overview summary

Up here is a vintage Parker Moderne Button Filler fountain pen and pencil set, which was manufactured in USA circa 1930s. This Parker Moderne was a newly styled model which the Parker Company launched in 1932 as one of their economy thrift time models manufactured during the depression era. The model is often referred to as Parker 'Thrift time pens' or 'Depression pens'. The pen is in stunning RARE GREEN JADE GOLD BROZEN MARBLE and gold trim. It bears a Parker solid 14ct gold nib. The Parker Moderne has a button filling system, which is particularly simple and elegant filling method - the end of the pen unscrews revealing a button which is depressed while the nib is immersed in ink. The pen has been serviced and tested for full functionality; and the pencil is not tested. This pen set is rare and very much sought after, of such a vintage pen set in excellent condition. Ownership of pen with the history and prestige of the Parker, will provide the owner with a feeling of satisfaction and a sense of cermony each time that they write.

fountain pen summary details
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Model: Parker Moderne Depression - USA
Colour: Green jade brozen gold marble
Overall Length: 4-1/2 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1930s
Filler Type: Button-fil
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
fountain pen history he Parker Pen Company was founded in 1888 by George S. Parker, whose mission was to manufacture a better pen. The Parker Pen Company's tradition epitomizes the highest standards of craftsmanship, technology, and aesthetics.

From the 1920s to the 1960s, Parker was No.1 in worldwide writing instrument sales. The Parker Duofold is one of the most recognizable and enduring fountain pen designs. Launched in 1921, the pen was a phenomenal success and put the Parker Pen Company squarely into the front rank of fountain pen manufacturers. Duofold remain popular in Europe being produced well into the 60s in varying sizes and colors when it was revived in the 80's once again as Parker's Flagship model. 

Parker pens were frequently selected to sign important documents such as the World War II armistices, and commenorative editions were sometimes offered.

fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Green gold marbled plastics
Top Ring: Gold
Top Jewel: Flat-top gold
Trim Pattern: Elengant gold cap band; Polished & stunning
Pocket Clip: Gold pocket clip with 'PARKER' embossed; it is polished and adjusted to tight fit on your shirt.
Cap Screw: Smooth
Work Done: The whole cap has been gently hand polished to restore its shiny condition
fountain pen gold nib THE NIB
Material: 14ct solid gold
Grade: Medium
Imprint: Reads 'PARKER' imprint embossed twice
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean
Work Done: The nib and feed has been cleaned to remove dried ink and residuals. The nib has been polished to restore its shiny condition.
End Jewel: End screw cap for filler
Screw with Filler: Smooth
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: N/A
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour with the imprint masked
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Type: Button-fil
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium - Large storage; Easy to handle button filler mechanism
Work Done: A new sac filled. Talcum powder has been applied on the ink sac to prevent it sticking with the metal part of the filler system. The ink sac and the filler mechanism has been tested to ensure its full working order.
Functionality: Medium
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