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VINTAGE PARKER LUCKY CURVE EYE-DROPPER 23-1/2 FOUNTAIN PEN EARLY
SENIOR series; Short-lived; Button Filling; Circa 1940s
was £499.99
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VINTAGE EARLY PARKER LUCKY CURVE #23-1/2 EYE-DROPPER FOUNTAIN PEN

~ Comes with Parker Lucky Curve Paper Giftbox ~

Stunning Early Black Hard Rubber ~ Glossy & Rare ~ Jack-knife Safety ~

~ Early EYE-DROPPER ~ a Stunning Parker Lucky Curve Solid 14ct Gold Nib, Circa 1900s ~

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

 
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SUMMARY
 

Up here for auction is a vintage Early Parker Lucky Curve #23-1/2 EYE-DROPPER fountain pen, which was manufactured Pre-War in USA circa 1900s. The pen comes with a PARKER LUCKY CURVE paper giftbox in nice condition. The pen is pretty long and bold, of overall length 5 inches. The pen is in nice condition, VERY GLOSSY without any damages all over the body, only some wear due to age. It is in stunning and highly sought after black chased hard rubber. The pen is an early EYE-DROPPER version of the series. It bears a RARE stunning Parker solid 14ct gold nib, with 'lucky curve' wavy banner. On the barrel is CRISP imprint with patent dates (as early as 1890s) and the lucky curve banner; and on the cap is the imprint 'JACK-KNIFE SAFETY PAT.JANE 4.1912'. At the end of the barrel is the model number '23-1/2' embossed. The pen has been serviced and tested for full functionality. This pen is rare and very much sought after, of such a vintage pen in excellent condition. Ownership of pen with the history and prestige of the Parker Duofold, will provide the owner with a feeling of satisfaction and a sense of cermony each time that they write.

 
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Model: Parker Lucky Curve 23-1/2 - USA
Colour: Black chased hard rubber
Overall Length: 5 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1900s
Filler Type: Eye dropper
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
 
STORY
 
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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. In 1931, Parker created Quink 'quick drying ink' which eliminated the need for blotting and led to the developement of the most widely used model of fountain pen in history, the Parker 51 (over $400 million worth of sales in its 30 year history). Manufacturing facilities were set up over the years in Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Mexico, USA and Argentina. 

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

 
DESCRIPTION
 
fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Black chased hard rubber
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: Black rubber screw cap
Trim Pattern: Reads 'JACK-KNIFE SAFETY PAT.JANE 4.1912'
Pocket Clip: Clipless pen
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 LUCKY CURVE PEN 3'
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.
 
THE BARREL
Imprint: Reads 'GEO.S.PARKER FOUNTAIN PEN JANEVILLE.WIS. U.S.A. PAT. 1-9-24 6-28-98 1-2-05 6-6-05 4-25-11' with 'LUCKY CURVE' banner
End Jewel: Black rubber end screw cap; model number '23-1/2' embossed
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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THE FILLER
Type: Button filler
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: Excellent
 
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