Name: Vintage Parker 61 Custom MKIII Fountain Pen 14k Gold Fine Nib
Maker: Parker, UK - c1969-75
Material: Acrylic / Lustralloy Cap
Nib: 14k Gold Inlaid Nib - Fine
Filling System: Parker Ink Converter / Parker Cartridge Compatible
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 colours and finishes on both sides of the Atlantic and Parker expanded the range to include aerometric filled models also.
This pen is is the latter, MKIII custom pen, which takes an aerometric ink converter or modern Parker converter. It is in superb condition, with a smooth fine nib, serviced and ready to write with a deluxe Parker ink converter installed
There are no imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings. There are minor signs of use in the form of micro-scratches to the barrel, and some tarnishing to the cap's clip evident in photo 2.
Length capped: 132mm
Length posted: 142mm
Barrel length inc nib: 126mm
Cap length: 60mm
Barrel diameter: 10mm
Cap diameter: 11mm