Name: Parker 75 Fountain Pen
Maker: Parker, France
Colour: Thuya Lacque
Nib: 14k Gold Parker Nib - Fine Stub Nib (No.33)
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
The pen was given a number of lacquer finishes, of which three are closely related, the woodgrain, thuya and tortoiseshell, all bearing a similar resemblance. This is the Thuya finish, a delightful swirling pattern of deep browns neatly accented by the gold trim. The pen has a lovely fine 14k gold stub nib, which writes beautifully, giving subtle line variation and super smooth performance on the page. The feed is coded 33'. The pen is in near mint condition, and has hardly been used, it comes in its original Parker case, with instructions and a new Parker ink converter installed.
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings.
Indeed there are few minor imperfections to the naked eye, the pen has hardly been used. Only the lightest signs of micro-scratching and light handling.
The fountain pen has a fine 14k Gold Stub Nib, beautifully smooth and ideal for stub nib lovers and those keen to add a little line variation to their script.
Please see the writing sample in the photo gallery for a closeup.
Length Capped: 127mm
Length Uncapped: 118mm
Length Posted: 138mm
Section Diameter: 9mm
Barrel Diameter: 10mm
Cap Diameter: 10mm