Name: Parker 45 Harlequin 80 Fountain Pen
Maker: Parker, UK - c1980
Colour: Brushed Steel Harlequin Shield Pattern
Material: Brushed Steel / Chrome Trim
Nib: Steel Inlaid Nib - Medium
Filling System: Parker Ink Cartridges / Converter Compatible
Condition: Near Mint
Parker's release of the brushed steel harlequin was an attempt to revive sales by giving the Parker 45 an exciting new look. The short production run of these pens, combined with their brushed steel finish have made these a collector's favourite and a robust and hard wearing everyday writer.
Production of The Parker 45 Harlequin began in 1979 and into the early 80's, with most models dating between 1980 and 1982. All Harlequins were made in the UK at the UK Newhaven factory in 1980 apart from a few very early examples.
The pen is in immaculate condition, and comes complete in its original Parker box, with instructions, two Parker quink cartridges, and its original aerometric ink converter which appears never to have been inked.
There are no imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings.
A very nice, clean example - it would be listed as mint if the box and papers were present
Length capped: 137mm
Length posted: 148mm
Barrel length inc nib: 127mm
Cap length: 60mm
Barrel diameter: 11mm
Cap diameter: 12mm