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This is a Parker 51 Aerometric with a frosted finish Lustraloy cap in Blue c. Between these stampings on each side is a 51 logo stamping. The cap is tapered more than earlier caps, similar to the Parker This is a Parker 51 Aerometric Demi Signet in Black with the converging lines pattern gold filled cap date coded Parker stopped dating pens at some point in the s. A throw back photo from of a cool fantasy This is a Parker 51 double jewel Vacumatic in customized by Ariel Kullock in a burnt orange or ginger color plastic, including the cap top jewel, c. It looks like a new pen.

Dating Time Line

Date codes 2. Nib codes 3. Hallmarks and other markings 4.

The Parker Pen Company is an American manufacturer of luxury pens, founded in The earliest Mark I Parker 25 fountain pens dating from the first year of.

Parker had had a subsidiary in the UK since at least , as shown by old ads. First there was only marketing and a selling force. The setup worked fine, until World War II, when shipping became increasingly more risky. Some sources indicate that Parker already from time to time had had a co-operation with the Valentine Pen Company, in Newhaven, starting in the late ‘s. But the company had failed to become really successful in their own right. Part of the answer was probably that they never concentrated on one specific model, instead they would accept orders of maybe a dozen or two pens, a strategy that proved uneconomical.

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In the Duofold was changed again when the metallic button on the filler was transformed into an aluminium rod, rather than a button as such. This new pen was called The AF Duofold , aluminium filler. With this pen the tassie ring was also discontinued and the blind cap became rounded, like on later Vacumatics. Parker began offering matching pencils aswell.

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After founding Parker Pens in , Parker patented the first fountain pen. DATE: c. Check for an “H” in a rectangle that’s stamped on the pen, in much older pens that are overlayed in gold. Site devoted to the Parker pens history and timeline. This is in nice condition for the age. Some plating wear, a couple of shallow bumps to the crown.

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After founding Parker Pens in , Parker patented the first fountain pen. DATE: c. • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $ Parker ​.

Parker “51” Vacumatic Filler “First Year” The Parker “51” commonly referred to as a “First Year” pen is really a pen from late through They can be easily distinguished from later production by several unique characteristics. All pens of this period are double jewels, meaning that they have a decorative “jewel” at the top of the cap and at the end of the barrel. The imprint on the majority of these pens is at the end of the barrel, near the decorative “jewel”, all in one line.

They may or may not have a “1” datecode after the imprint. Some collectors speculate that the ones without a datecode are really pre-production models from Another explanation may be that they were never dated or that the datecode wore off on most instances the datecode is lightly imprinted to begin with.

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Three bands with “5” date code on barrel. Tests at 1. To buy please email Pentooling. Very unusual in that the cap profile is not curved like others in my collection; its straight, almost cone shaped.

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The Parker Vacumatic is one of the most distinctive and sought after vintage pens. It was produced between … and …. These look like a New York skyline at night and, as well as being pretty, give Vacumatics a romantic and nostalgic aura. What follows is part review, part detective story, part mystery. The Vacumatic is no exception. Fortunately the pen posts securely and is a comfortable size when posted.

They were (and still are) one of the great fountain pen companies, aid to collectors that Parker provides are the date codes on many pens.

The Parker 45 is notoriously difficult to accurately date due to the lack of date markings before and the sheer numbers that were made over the years. In Parker invested in new molding technology which made it easier to produce the plastic parts. As a result the Parker 45 Arrow with its plastic cap and barrel started production. As a result certain pen clip screws including the Parker 75 and 45 were redesigned to facilitate these stickers.

Instead of the original full length internal plastic sleeve inside the barrel with plastic threads to screw the shell grip section on to, we now find a small brass threaded insert and a small plug at the top of the barrel for the end cap to screw on to. Production of the TX ended in about and for the Harlequins about In the Parker 45 got a facelift adding a Cabochon Jewel to the clip screw and a redesigned arrow on the clip. Plastic versions known as Parker 45 Specials with gold trim and the brushed stainless Flighter also with gold trim.

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The Captain’s Cabin

The centennial pen holds more than twice as much ink compared to pens of its time and has a visbible edition reservoir. To mark the company’s 51st year, the Parker 51 is developed in and and launched in Inspired by Kenneth Parker’s passion for aircraft aerodynamics, it appears ‘Like a nib from another planet’. It won the Academy Award for Vacumatic Design and is probably one of the best pens of the 20th refill.

Vintage Parker Duofold Fountain Pen Red/Orange 14K Nib. Canada. It has been assumed that Parker began marking some of their pens on the trim or cap.

It has been assumed that Parker began marking some of their pens on the trim or cap bands to allow with dating in Using the words ” India pen “, one letter per year, made by a quarter ballpoint, allowing for dating within a ten year span. Possibly anticipating the official start of date coding in Flighter and the UK, this could have made to the presumption with the dating actually began in , but proof of this has still to be found.

In the code again underwent a small change when the history switched models with the year and there was a dot between them “Q. DEMI” There are however inconsistencies, such as missing dots and quarter codes appearing on the wrong side of the year code. III Q. III I. Generally made for figure work 14k. Moderate pressure produced a fine line 14k.

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