Name: Parker 61 Flighter De Luxe Fountain Pen
Maker: Parker, UK - c1960s
Colour: Brushed Steel
Material: Steel / Gold Trim
Nib: 14k Gold Inlaid Nib - Medium
Filling System: Parker Cartridge / Parker Ink Converter Compatible
Condition: Near Mint
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, it is the flighter De Luxe, with brushed stainless steel cap and body and cap and tassie jewels. A superb pen, in its original hardcase with instructions, fully serviced and ready to write
There are no imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings. The pen has some minor surface wear around the grip section and nib unit, however the steel is in superb condition, free of dings and imperfections. The case shows wear throughout including marks to the top. A near mint example.
Section Diameter: 10mm
Barrel Diameter: 10.5mm
Cap Diameter: 11mm