Name: Parker 75 Fountain Pen
Maker: Parker, France
Colour: Tortoiseshell Lacque
Nib: 14k Gold Parker Nib - Fine
Filling System: Parker Ink Converter / Cartridge Compatible (Aerometric Converter Included)
Condition: Serviced, Excellent
The Parker 75 was named after Parker's 75th Anniversary Year (1963) and released in 1964 as a high end fountain pen that was a more modern alternative to the Parker 61 with some little innovations that would set it apart. The shell section was shaped and textured where a users fingers would grip the pen whilst the nib was a friction fit that could be turned around easily.
The pen was originally released in the sterling silver Cicelé (or Ciselle) pattern which consisted of a cross hatch grid of tiny squares engraved into the pen, supposedly inspired by the pattern on a cigarette case purchased from a London Jeweler, and set off with gold plated end pieces and a gold arrow. In early 1981 production ceased in the US but carried on in France until the Parker 75 was finally discontinued in 1994
The pen was given a number of lacque finishes, of which three are closely related, the woodgrain, thuya and tortoiseshell, all bearing a similar resemblance. This is the latter Tortoishell, a delightful subtle finish with deep browns neatly accented by the gold trim.
The pen is in very good condition, it comes fully serviced with a smooth 14k gold fine nib and original aerometric ink converter
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings.
The pen has a couple of marks to the lacquer on the rear of the barrel and the cap, but these are small and do not detract from the striking appearance of the pen.
The fountain pen writes a smooth fine line.
Length Capped: 127mm
Length Uncapped: 118mm
Length Posted: 138mm
Section Diameter: 9mm
Barrel Diameter: 10mm
Cap Diameter: 10mm