Size: Capped - 137mm; posted - 159mm.
This lovely glossy jet black Duofold set is in excellent condition. Both pieces are free from cracks, chips and splits. They have a beautiful glossy sheen and there are not even any noticeable surface scratches. Neither piece looks like it has been used more than once or twice in its entire life. This is an example of the earlier style of Duofold Junior with the Parker arrow pocket clips and the rolled gold "Deco" engraved cap lip bands. The caps have a black top "jewel". All the trim is bright and shiny.
The barrel imprint is nice and bold and easily read. The 14-carat yellow gold Parker No. 10 nib is undamaged and in a fine point. It has a good-sized blob of iridium at the tip and will last for donkey's years. The aerometric filler is accessed by unscrewing the barrel. It is also undamaged with the original pliglass ink sac which looks to me like it has never actually seen ink and it retains all of its original transparency. The sac guard is chrome plated. It is nice and shiny and shows none of the usual discolouration.
The ubiquitous No. 3 Duofold Pencil. This was paired with all the Duofold range from the Slimfold up to the Duofold Maxima. Like the pen, it is in excellent condition with no damage at all to report. I have installed a fresh 0.9mm leads into the mechanism so it is all ready to go. The cap pulls off to reveal the original pink eraser, which is apparently unused.
a very attractive black and white polka-dot box. This is box No. L.5, in paperboard with a white satin pad. It, too, is in lovely condition inside and out.
I have fully serviced this set. The fountain pen writes very smoothly and produces a wet and consistent fine width line. The pencil works perfectly.