Type Depression era fountain pen set
Product Name These are in the "Thrift Time" or Depression Pens series.
Manufacturer and Year Parker USA - early 1930s
Length Fountain pen is 4-13/16" inches long, and the pencil is 4-5/8" long.
Filling System Fountain pen is a button filler, expertly restored by us here. Pencil extends and retracts lead by twisting the nose cone. Pencil takes 1.1mm leads.
Color Cream and bronze marbled body and cap with gold plated trim. One cap band ring.
Nib FINE "Parker Pen" nib, very firm and smooth with good tipping.
Condition Excellent working condition with no cracks or scratches. The fountain pen has microscratching and handwear, but no cracks or large individual scratches. The barrel has darkened to a medium brown, while the cap still looks closer to cream. Both black finials show fading. The clip has brassing on the ball end, but the rest of the clip looks quite good. Tiny bits of brassing on the cap band. The pencil has more wear than the pen. The plating on this series was thin, and the pencil's cap band is completely brassed, and the clip also has a fair bit of it. The nose cone plating looks much better, though it does have some dents in it. There are slight tooth marks near the top of the pencil. Both pieces are working very well.