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 Feather Clip, Gold Filled Three Ring Cap Banding, and 14K NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished & Waxed the cap, barrel, and blind 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 very good transparency with a person easily seeing through the barrel, albeit with a mild to medium ambering. The cap has the Feather Gold Filled Clip with triple ring cap bands displaying no brassing. The top and bottom jewels are striped which have been polished to shine great again. The barrel is stamped with a clean and crisp imprint that reads, "GEO S. PARKER PARKER VACUMATIC MADE IN USA with a 6 date code (for 1936) in the 2nd quarter". The jeweled blind cap securely fits. There is some minor brassing to the edge of the blind cap tassie. 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 10 to 14 presses and it will fill full. This Parker Vac 1st Generation Fountain Pen has the lockdown filling unit, 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 U.S.A. Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .76mm when measured with digital calipers. The Nib has a date code of 1936 in the 2nd Quarter which makes the nib and the rest of the pen a marriage. The NIB is the split arrow 14K Vacumatic type that is in excellent condition that creates a very smooth writing experience. The writing sample provided in the image has a fine stroke that measures .49mm and can flex to a broad stroke of 1.02mm with medium to firm 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 Parker Quink Blue Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This is a beautiful vintage Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen in the Golden Pearl Celluloid with very good perfect barrel transparency. I would grade this Parker Vac in Excellent Condition. This is collector worthy and is truly gorgeous Parker Vac from the 1st Generation that is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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