Size: Length Capped - 126mm; Length Posted - 150mm.
A rather unusual Canadian Parker pen from around 1932. This is one of the so-called Raven pens but is unusual in that it has the wavy hoop decoration to both cap and barrel instead of the usual straight vertical line engraving. I have done a little research, and there are a few of these Canadian pens know with this particular pattern to the decoration, whilst all the America-made examples have the vertical line decoration. The Raven pens are the successor to the DQ line, and as far as I can find out, they were made in about 1932. This is quite a slim pen and of "normal" length. It is in excellent condition with no damage that I could find save some scratching to the nib at the end of the tines. The cap has a streamlined profile with a black cap top button holding on the gold filled Parker pocket clip. The cap has no bands or any other decoration save for the engraved pattern already mentioned. This is a button filled pen - you unscrew the black barre lend blind cap in order to expose the filling button. The nib is a very nice little Parker Canada example in 14-carat gold. It has a fine point. It appears to be of the correct type for this pen but I think it is probably a replacement nib as it is date-coded fro 1938, which is, I believe after these pens were discontinued.
I have fully serviced this pen. It fills and writes very well. The nib produces a very good wet and consistent fine width line. The nib also has some nice softness to it and it will give you a tiny bit of line variation as you write.
A lovely condition and really quite unusual Depression-era pen. I have not seen one quite like it before.