The NIB, Feed, Section and Breather Tube have been ultrasonically cleaned. I replaced the old diaphragm with a new, properly sized one. Hand polished the Gold Filled Blue Diamond Split Arrow Clip, Chevron Cap (///\\\) Banding, 14K Parker NIB, and bottom tassel. I have Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy of fountain pen and to protect the celluloid. This Parker Vacumatic is a Slender Maxima that measures 5 5/16" capped and 6 1/8" posted.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs and the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The Jet Black celluloid color is gorgeous and displays that classic look of the 1930s. The cap has the Arrow Gold Filled Clip with the Wide Chevron Cap Banding displaying no brassing. The top and bottom jewels are black and have been polished to a high shine. The barrel is stamped lightly with, "GEO. S. PARKER PARKER VACUMATIC with the MADE IN U.S.A. with a date code 7 (for 1937) in the 2nd Quarter". The blind cap has the proper stepped gold filled tassie and securely fits. The cap and barrel are free of any personalizations or monograms.
This Parker Maxima Vacumatic retains the correct "Speedline" filling unit that was produced for 2nd Generation Vacumatic and works flawlessly. I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The Speedline Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 12-15 presses to fill full. I have greased the filling unit so it operates smoothly.
This Parker 14K NIB has a good portion of the two-tone platinum plating in intact. The nib is number matching to the barrel date code, 1937 in the 2nd Quarter, which makes the nib and barrel a marriage. The Iridium on the nib has a medium point that measures .70mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a fine to broad stroke/line. In the writing sample provided, the stroke/line ranges from .47mm to 1.14mm when measuring with digital calipers. The writing 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 Parker Slender Maxima is the real deal top to bottom. It displays the wide cap band of the Maxima on a standard-diameter pen and features the correct 9-feather-per-side arrow nib with date code match to the barrel. Slender Maximas are more scarce than the larger Senior Maxima and probably show up once for every 50-70 Senior Maximas.
This vintage Parker Vacumatic Slender Maxima Fountain Pen is a classic and beautiful. I would consider this Slender Maxima to be in Very Fine to Excellent Condition! It is ready to write with or just add it to your writing arsenal collection.
Payment & Security
Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.