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 two-tone 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 excellent transparency with a person easily seeing through the barrel - nearly water clear, albeit with minor ambering. The cap has the Feather Gold Plated Clip with triple ring cap bands displaying a wonderful bright gold filled color with no brassing. The top and bottom jewels have been polished to high shine. The barrel is stamped with a light, yet clean imprint, "GEO S. PARKER PARKER VACUMATIC MADE IN USA with a 7 date code (for 1937) in the 1st 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 from this era. 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 9 to 12 presses and it will roughly 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 Two-Tone U.S.A. Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .69mm when measured with digital calipers. The NIB is the split arrow two-tone 14K Vacumatic type that is in Excellent condition with no real platinum overlay plating loss. This NIB has a firm point that creates a smooth writing experience. The writing sample provided in the image has a fine stroke that measures .50mm and can flex to a medium .67mm with firm writing 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 that has 3-Ring Cap Banding, 2-Tone NIB, Striped Section, with excellent water-clear transparency. I would grade it in Excellent Condition. The celluloid golden pearl color is gorgeous and the gold filled trim is exceptionally clean on this Parker. This Parker is collector worthy and truly a fantastic Vac from the 1st Generation which is ready to write with or just add to your writing arsenal collection.
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