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, Chevron Cap Band (///\\\) and 14K NIB. I have Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of fountain pen. This Parker Golden Pearl has some fabulous color, some the best I have seen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition showing no chips, cracks or repairs with the cap always secure tightly to the barrel. The cap has the Split Arrow Gold Filled Clip which displays no brassing. The Chevron Cap Band displays no brassing as well. The top and bottom jewels are striped to match the fountain pen cap and body - I polished both to bring back a beautiful shine. The barrel is clearly and crisply stamped with, "Geo. S. Parker Vacumatic Made in U.S.A. with date code 7 (for 1937) in the 3rd Quarter". The transparency of the barrel is great and a person can easily see through the barrel with only very mild ambering. The blind cap securely fits and its tassel does display a hint of slight brassing on the edge. This Parker Vacumatic is a major size that measures 5 5/16" in length capped and 6 3/16" posted.
This Parker Vacumatic has the proper 2nd Generation Speedline Filling Unit. The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 7-9 presses to fill full. I have greased the filling unit and now operates smoothly and function as it originally was designed to.
The Parker NIB is a 14K split arrow NIB with the platinum coating essentially completely worn away. The iridium is great and creates a wonderful writing experience. The 14K Parker Vacumatic NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .63mm when measured with digital calipers. The writing sample provided in the image ranges from an extra fine stroke that measures .41mm and to a broad stroke of roughly 1.13mm with medium pressure when measuring with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue-Black Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
These early 2nd Generation Major Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pens are increasingly difficult to find which makes this an excellent collector variant to add to one's writing arsenal collection. I would grade this Parker Vacumatic in Excellent Condition and is ready to write or add to your collection.
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