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    Default I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    I spotted this Parker pen on ebay.co.uk and couldn't help but see the irony in the title.

    Especially when I got to the last two photographs of it.

    True enough.
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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    can it be fixed?

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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie2112 View Post
    can it be fixed?
    I suppose it's possible that someone might be able to fix it as it's a gold nib.
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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    no wonder it is a "depression pen"
    Unix is user-friendly ; it's just picky about who it's friends are -

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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Quote Originally Posted by titrisol View Post
    no wonder it is a "depression pen"
    I was depressed by the time I got to the last picture.
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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Now I'm depressed too. Ouch.

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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Why no love for this very rare "reverse Waverly" nib?



    Seriously - on top of the damage, doesn't that nib look like it is way too small for the pen? Is it even the proper nib in there?
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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Why no love for this very rare "reverse Waverly" nib?



    Seriously - on top of the damage, doesn't that nib look like it is way too small for the pen? Is it even the proper nib in there?
    I have no idea if it's the right nib or not but, you're right, it does look small for the pen. On the other hand it looks even smaller now it's all scrunched up at the tip.
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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    IMHO, it is eminently repairable, though it's up to the owner whether the expense is worth it.

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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    That nib would be easy to burnish back into shape. It does not appear to have any cracks. The body of these pens can be a bit fragile. They were made to be affordable student pens during the depression era when the Duofold was a bit pricey. This is why the smaller nib. This pen was also known as "Moderne".

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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrawler View Post
    That nib would be easy to burnish back into shape. It does not appear to have any cracks. The body of these pens can be a bit fragile. They were made to be affordable student pens during the depression era when the Duofold was a bit pricey. This is why the smaller nib. This pen was also known as "Moderne".
    Thank you for the information. Parker Moderne is a much better name than Parker Depression pen.
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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    I thought Parker's "Moderne" referred only to two Duofold celluloid patterns and colors, but I learned that it also refers to a pen that Parker made in Canada:

    FYI: http://www.richardspens.com/ref/gloss/M.htm and scroll to Moderne.

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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I thought Parker's "Moderne" referred only to two Duofold celluloid patterns and colors, but I learned that it also refers to a pen that Parker made in Canada:

    FYI: http://www.richardspens.com/ref/gloss/M.htm and scroll to Moderne.
    The Duette and Moderne are essentially the same pen but named for the different markets.

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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Lol....That really is quite DEPRESSING! Good one!!

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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Pens get damaged. You cannot fix them all, as much as we all might wish it so.

    Sometimes I lament the fallen.

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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Mike Masuyama could get that nib looking brand new.
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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Yeah, you can get the nib fixed almost so you can't see any bending, or so no bend is visible, for a price, as said before. You could also bend it back to workability, but some bend or crease might be visible, yourself.

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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Yep - here is a picture if a Canadian "Moderne" between two Challengers. Not as pretty (in my opinion) as the US Depression Moderne plastic options.


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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    Don't be too hasty in lamenting the fallen.
    I originally bought this pen for the clip but found it too good to harvest for parts.

    I think it scrubbed up quite well.

    depression.jpg


    From what I understand, Black is one of the less common colors in this pen series.
    It fits in quite nicely with the other two I have, all three are Canadian made.

    Moderne trio.JPG


    As for the nib, well it was never going to win any beauty awards, but it writes like a champ now.
    The nib is not correct for this pen, it would originally have been fitted to a U.K. aerometric Duofold (the 10 on the nib is a size reference).
    So I will be on the lookout for a correct era (straight) nib.

    Duofold nib.jpg


    I hope I have brought a little joy to all that felt the depression.

    Paul.

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    Default Re: I spotted this Parker Pen on ebay:

    You made a great job. I feel that all these old pens are precious and I'm glad that you restored it rather than consigning it to the parts bin.
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