I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, section, breather tube, and barrel. Replaced the old diaphragm with a new, properly sized one. Hand-polished the Gold Filled Split Arrow Clip, Double Cap Banding, and 14K NIB. I have cleaned, buffed, and polished the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and protect the celluloid of the fountain pen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or repairs. The cap clip and 2-ring cap banding display a beautiful gold-filled color with no brassing all polished to a high shine. The top and bottom jewels are black and polished. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "GEO. S. PARKER PARKER VACUMATIC MADE IN U.S.A. and a date code of 1 (for 1941) in the 1st quarter". The transparency of the barrel is excellent and one can easily see through the barrel, albeit with mild ambering. There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. This Parker Vacumatic Shadow Wave Fountain Pen is a Junior Model (largest of the two sizes) that measures 5 1/8" in length capped and 6 1/8" posted.
This Parker Vacumatic has the Speedline Aluminum Filling Unit which is proper for this era fountain pen. The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water the pen with fill full in about 7 to 10 presses. The filling unit has been greased and operates smoothly and works as it was designed to.
The Parker NIB is a 14K gold Split Arrow NIB. The actual writing portion (iridium) of the 14K Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .66mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing the sample seen in the listing, this NIB writes with a Fine to Medium stroke/line variation. The fine line/stroke measures at .45mm with light pressure and the medium line/stroke measures .79mm when measured with digital calipers under medium to firm pressure. The sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Montblanc Blue Ink.
This is a gorgeous Parker Vacumatic Shadow Wave Fountain Pen in the Emerald color that is ready to write or just add to your writing arsenal collection. I would grade this Parker Vacumatic in Excellent to Excellent+ Condition. The color is very vibrant, with great barrel clarity, and smooth writing nib.
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