Vintage Parker 51 Cocoa Fountain Pen 14k Broad Oblique Nib

£375.00

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Name: Parker 51 Fountain Pen 
Maker: Parker 51 Made in England, c1950 
Colour: Cocoa / Gold 
Material: Acrylic / 14k Gold Filled Cap (Stamped see photos) 
Nib: 14k Gold Parker 51 Nib - Oblique Broad Nib 
Filling System: Aerometric Converter Filled (Squeeze bar to fill) 
Length: 137mm 
Condition: Restored, Excellent


Parker 51 Overview

The Parker 51 went into production in 1941, and remained a best-seller for decades thereafter, it has been dubbed 'The World's Most Wanted Pen'. The majority of examples in circulation, date from the 1950s and are still providing faithful service to millions of people worldwide. 

Perhaps no other fountain pen has been so unanimously acclaimed as a classic. Nor is it merely a triumph of styling -- though it has a place in the Museum of Modern Art's design collection, it is also one of the most robust and practical writing instruments ever made.

The Parker 51 Cocoa is a highly collectable colour, complimented beautifully by a 14k Gold Filled cap with wavered lines in excellent condition, carrying a broad oblique nib. This is a rather scarce pen with a highly collectable gold filled cap

Restoration

This Parker 51 has been professionally restored. The pen has been taken apart, breather tube, ink collector, nib and feed removed and cleaned, the aerometric sac ultrasonically cleaned and replaced.

The nib has been tuned and writes beautifully. 

The pen has been reassembled and cosmetically polished, bringing this classic pen into full working order, ready to be inked and enjoyed. 


Imperfections 
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings

The pen has only light sings of wear, micro-scratches present, and the cap shows the faintest signs of light brassing, we have been careful not to over-polish the cap, special as it is. 

Writing Style & Nib Appraisal
The nib has been tuned to ensure smooth writing experience.


The nib writes a broad line on the vertical and a fine line on the horizontal, smooth and medium dry. 

Recommendations
Recommended for everyday use, calligraphy, greeting cards, signatures, journaling, and all forms of appropriate use. 

Why not pair with a bottle of Organics Studio ink? An ink from their vintage series would suit this pen very well indeed. 

Measurements:
Length Capped: 137mm
Length Uncapped: 127mm
Length Posted: 151mm
Section Diameter: 10mm
Barrel Diameter: 10.5mm
Cap Diameter: 11.5mm

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