Name: Vintage Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen
Maker: Parker, Canada c1930s
Colour: Golden Pearl
Material: Celluloid with Gold Trim
Nib: 14k Gold Parker Vacumatic Nib - Oblique Medium (OM Nib)
Filling System: Vacumatic Speedline Filler (Push to Fill)
Condition: Restored, Excellent
The Parker Pen Company was established by George S. Parker in 1888 after he decided that the pens available at the time were not up to scratch. His philosophy right from the start was based on the premise that if you make a better pen, people will buy it. This has been the main aim of Parker ever since and the statement is as valid today as it was 125 years ago.
Parker have been responsible for the lion’s share of the innovations and developments that have moved the pen world forward. Innovative products like the Vacumatic filling system and the Aerometric system were copied and adapted by other manufacturers worldwide.
The Vacmuatic is an iconic pen, its striated finish a modern marvel of design and sophistication. This example has been fully restored with a new diaphragm, and is ready to write. The nib is a 14k gold oblique medium nib which writes with a little line variation and on the finer side of medium.
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings.
There are some deep marks on the grip section and the imprint has largely been worn away, though Made in Canada is still legible. The cap tassie is slightly discoloured also
The transparency is very good and the pen is overall a very handsome example
The nib is a lovely smooth 184 gold fine nib, it writes with steady ink flow, very nice performance on the page
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Length capped: 132mm
Length posted: 124mm
Barrel length inc nib: 116mm
Cap length: 60mm
Barrel diameter: 10mm
Cap diameter: 11mm