Type Button filling fountain pen
Product Name Parker Challenger
Manufacturer and Year Parker, USA -- 1936 (the date code on the barrel imprint is a clear 36, with a 6 with two dots on the nib)
Filling System Button filler. We've restored it and it's working well.
Color Black, dark green, and light green in a pearly marble pattern. Gold plated trim.
Nib FINE SEMI-FLEXIBLE Parker gold nib. It writes smoothly, though there is a nick on the inside of the left tine as seen from the top. This does not affect writing. Please see writing sample below.
Condition Very nice condition with no cracks. This is a shiny, prettily colored pen in a classic design. The barrel has marks caused by the cap lip and light scratching, including an X scratch mid-barrel. The cap has moderate to heavy scratching with at least two small deep gouges, mainly at the top area of the cap. The cap three cap bands have plating wear, brassing, and numerous small scratch marks. The clip has plating wear on the ball and moderate small scratching throughout. The imprints are clear.