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The pen is in very nice condition with a rich burgundy and black marbled pattern, there are no cracks or personalization. The barrel, cap and blind cap have some light surface scratches.  The barrel imprint is clear and readable, as shown.  The clip is firm and has a clean stamp imprint with just a bot of wear, as shown  The cap jewel is solid with no chips.  The wide cap band has some wear and a few dings.  The pen has been cleaned, a new ink sac has been installed, it has been water and ink tested.  This classic pen is ready to use.


Restoration Work:

  • The cap has been brush cleaned
  • Nib and feed  have been ultrasonically cleaned 
  • A new ink sac has been installed with 100% medical grade talc
  • The pen has been lightly polished
  • The pen has been water and ink tested
  • This pen is ready to write

Parker Challenger Button Filler Fountain Pen - Burgundy and Black

  • Brand and Year:

    Parker Pen Co., Janesville, WI  :  c. 1935  


    Challenger model #279 Standard 

    Filling System:

    Button filler


    Burgundy and black marbled pattern with gold trim, black jewel and blind cap


    5 1/16" long


    Medium  -  The Parker Pen 14k gold nib is in nice condition with crisp imprints and ample tipping material.  The pen has been ink tested and is ready to load and use  A photo of the ink test is provided for reference.

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