Name: Parker 75 Fountain Pen
Maker: Parker, France
Colour: Ciselle Pattern (Hallmarked Sterling Silver)
Nib: 14k Gold Parker Nib - Medium (M)
Filling System: Parker Ink Converter / Cartridge Compatible (Converter Included)
Condition: Serviced, Near Mint
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
This pen is in near mint condition, and has hardly been used, it comes with an aerometric ink converter installed and a super smooth medium nib
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings.
The pen has one minor ding on the barrel, see photo 7, it is barely perceptible to the naked eye and the pen is otherwise a perfect example.
Length Capped: 127mm
Length Uncapped: 118mm
Length Posted: 138mm
Section Diameter: 9mm
Barrel Diameter: 10mm
Cap Diameter: 10mm