I have ultrasonically cleaned the nib, feed, section, and breather tube. Replaced the old diaphragm with a new, properly sized one. Hand polished the Nickel Plated Feather Clip, Nickel Plated Three Ring Cap Banding, and 14K Vacumatic nib. Cleaned, Buffed, and Polished the barrel, blind cap, and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The barrel has water clear transparency with a person easily seeing through the barrel, albeit with medium ambering. The cap has the Feather Nickel Plated Clip with triple ring cap bands displaying a wonderful nickel color - there are some signs of wear. The top and bottom jewels are striped to match the cap, barrel, and section which have been polished to shine great again. The barrel is stamped with a clean imprint, "GEO S. PARKER PARKER VACUMATIC MADE IN USA PAT with a 5 date code (for 1935) in the 3rd quarter". The jeweled blind cap securely fits. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel. This Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen is a Standard Size Model that has a wider diameter cap and barrel than the standard juniors. It measures 5 1/8" in length capped and 6 1/8" posted.
The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water in about 12 to 15 presses and it will roughly fill full. This Parker Vac 1st Generation Fountain Pen has the proper lockdown filling unit that are typical on 1st generation Vacs. This filling unit has been greased and now operates smoothly and works as it was originally designed to.
The 14K Parker USA NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .61mm when measured with digital calipers. This nib creates a very smooth writing experience. The writing sample provided in the image has a medium stroke that measures between .61mm to .71mm with medium pressure when measured with digital calipers. 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 beautiful vintage Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen in the Silver Pearl Celluloid that has all the "high-line" features; 3-Ring Cap Banding, Striped Section, Striped top and bottom Jewels with great transparency and I would grade it in Very Fine Condition. The celluloid silver pearl color is gorgeous and the silver trim is fairly clean on this Parker. This is collector worthy and is truly gorgeous Parker Vac from the 1st Generation and ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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