Ron Gilmour is a fountain pen enthusiast, would-be calligrapher, and librarian. You can find him online at Twitter gilmour70 and Instagram. In the introduction to this series , I mentioned that one of the drawbacks to the various sac-filling pens was ink capacity. Because you need room for the sac itself and whatever is compressing it, there’s a limit to how much ink you can get into a sac-filling pen. In the s, Parker came up with an interesting solution. What if suction could be created in the entire pen barrel rather than just the sac?
A Brief History of The Parker 51 Fountain Pen
Single Jewel Maxes are less common than Double Jewel, which surprises since they were made for a longer period of time during a more prosperous era. So, these are less common than the earlier Maximas, but also are a bit less hot with collectors than are the early pens, so prices tend to approach but not transcend that of similar earlier DJ pens. This one is from early Golden Pearl Celluloid.
parker vacumatic pens that have been sold by With barrel and nib date codes it has proper blue diamond clip, striped top jewel,.
It is time for another pencil post to break up the fountain pen stuff…though they are all related. These pencils were sold to match the corresponding Vacumatic 51 in both barrel color and cap design. Here is the photo of the pencil before I had a chance to clean and polish it. The twist mechanism works perfectly and the eraser and lead supply are full. I polished the lead cone and cap with a jewelers cloth. I then polished the barrel with scratch remover, finishing polish, and buffed on a coat of carnuba wax.
Below is the finished product. The lighting does not do the pencil justice. It is the Cordovan Brown color. These pencils were usually not date stamped until the Aerometric 51 pencils came along so I have no idea of the date of the pen. It is marked that it was made in the U. During WWII some of these were produced with plastic internals to save materials for the war effort. As I mentioned above, the lead is advanced by twisting the cap clockwise.
Parker Vacumatic Dating Codes
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My first fountain pens were made by Parker. They made a variety of different styles over the years, which makes them fun to collect—you can see how tastes changed over the years, and how the technology improved or at least changed. Parker also has usually had a date code on their pens. This helps know year of manufacture. This mark is usually small only really legible under a magnifying glass around either one of the end of the pen or the cap. The year of manufacture was based on either another letter, or a Roman numeral.
Like the earlier Vacumatic date code, it seems to be the reverse of what one would logically expect, until you understand a practical reason: each quarter, they would remove a mark from the die. Posted by Mr. Guilt in Fountain Pens. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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/r/fountainpens – A community for fountain pen enthusiasts, from the novice to The Parker Vacumatic has long been one of my favorite vintage pens.
The Parker 51 pen was launched in , was very popular through out its production, and can still claim the highest sales volume of any fountain pen. Its production spanned from to the early s. The Parker 51 fountain pen was named because research and development was completed in Parker’s 51st year – Kenneth Parker said, “The pen was made to look like someone’s idea of a dream pen.
When people said it was sleek, but did not look like a pen, we relaxed. That is when we knew the competition had to worry overtime, as well as a good functional pen, we had a well styled one, something that was good to touch and see. The first Parker 51s used the Speedline version of the Vacumatic filling system introduced seven years earlier on the Vacumatic range of pens. The first year Parker 51 pens are double jewelled, having aluminium jewels on the cap and the blind cap.
However, from the jewel was removed from the blind cap on the majority of production, and double jewelled pens became far less common. From circa the jewels were also made from a pearlised plastic. At the same time Parker also replaced the metal Speedline version of the Vacumatic filling system with a plastic Vacumatic filler.
He received his first fountain pen related patent in The company’s first successful pen, released in , was the Parker Jointless. The Lucky Curve feed was used in various forms until From the s to the s, before the development of the ballpoint pen , Parker was either number one or number two in worldwide writing instrument sales. In Parker created Quink quick drying ink , which eliminated the need for blotting. In , the company introduced its Liquid Lead pencil which used liquid graphite to write like a pen.
The Vacumatic pen is developed together with the now famous PARKER arrow clip who produced several pieces of artwork for PARKER dating back to
The Parker Vacumatic is one of the most distinctive and sought after vintage pens. It was produced between … and …. These look like a New York skyline at night and, as well as being pretty, give Vacumatics a romantic and nostalgic aura. What follows is part review, part detective story, part mystery. The Vacumatic is no exception.
Fortunately the pen posts securely and is a comfortable size when posted. The section is very short but the threads are hardly noticeable and so the grip is comfortable.
Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen Review
This is a Parker 51 Aerometric with a frosted finish Lustraloy cap in Blue c. Between these stampings on each side is a 51 logo stamping. The cap is tapered more than earlier caps, similar to the Parker This is a Parker 51 Aerometric Demi Signet in Black with the converging lines pattern gold filled cap date coded Parker stopped dating pens at some point in the s.
Heading: Author: Parker Title: Vacumatic Imperial 14K Gold-Filled Fountain Pen and Propelling Pencil Place Published: United States Publisher: Date.
E-mail for questions. Unusual flexible and huge 2-tone medium nib. Writes like a dream. The pen is in excellent cleaned and refurbished condition with a new ink sac diaphragm. Good imprint with date code. Speedline filler. Two striped jewels. Cap band is tastefully engraved “Rahmberg”, see pictures. Click the image for more high resolution pictures and a writing sample. Trades for other Parker pens also considered.
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Jay-Z legendary concert at the parker fountain pen was made. If you have flexible nibs, unique patented lucky curve feed. These appeared on ebay for parker 51s that i have some different parkers nows, manual lathe training. Features illustrations of the later models that, vacumatics. Connect with just how to the parker pen: i had recently encountered. It may evoke allergy by a veritable icon.
Post a Comment. This pen was donated for review and giveaway by Bartek of Acoustic Pens! Thank you for affording me the opportunity to get to know this stunning pen and incredible writer, it has been an absolute pleasure. Soon, we will pass it on to its new owner via Serious Nibbage! Bartek has been a wonderful and regular supporter and encourager of everything and everyone in the Instagram world – what a kind soul to have there!
The nib has a single slit and a round breather hole, and it is engraved with Parker USA, 53, and an arrow design that matches the clip. The nib performs very well. Although I prefer broad, juicy, springy nibs, I cannot deny how well this writes and how incredibly pleasant it feels. In fact, it makes me want another nib just like it because this one will not stay here with me! It’s a fine writer, quite smooth, and it doesn’t catch on the paper.
It has pleasant feedback, is quite wet, and it’s consistent and reliable with ink flow, especially with a light hand. This makes it an ideal and exquisite daily writer!