Name: Parker 61 Custom Insignia Fountain Pen
Maker: Parker, UK - c1960s
Colour: Gold Insignia Pattern / Maroon
Material: Gold Plated / Gold Trim
Nib: 14k Gold Inlaid Nib - Medium
Filling System: Parker Aerometric Ink Converter Installed
The Parker 61 was first introduced in 1956 in the USA. After an extensive design period Parker announced the new pen with its revolutionary capillary filling system. It utilised a new material, Teflon, to protect the hood and allow excess ink to drain back into the ink bottle without the need for wiping. The same model was also produced in the UK but not until the early 60's. The pen was produced in a wide variety of colurs and finishes on both sides of the Atlantica and Parker expanded the range to include aerometric filled models also.
This pen is is the latter, aerometric filled pen, in near mint condition, in gold insignia pattern, with lovely deep burgundy grip section accented by the Parker golden arrow. The barrel and cap both bear pearlescent tassie jewels as is customary with the Parker 61 Custom.
A superb pen, in a modern Parker hardcase, fully serviced with an aerometric ink converter for use in bottled ink (squeeze to fill), ready to write.
There are no imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings.
The pen has a scratch approx 3mm wide above the grip section, pictured in photo 6. There are signs of surface wear, but the pen is a very clean example and it writes beautifully.
Length capped: 132mm
Length posted: 142mm
Barrel length inc nib: 126mm
Cap length: 60mm
Barrel diameter: 10mm
Cap diameter: 11mm