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 are jet black 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 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 10 to 14 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 as it was originally designed to.
The 14K Two-Tone U.S.A. Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .72mm when measured with digital calipers. The NIB is the split arrow two-tone 14K Vacumatic type that is in Excellent condition with some platinum overlay plating loss - it doesn't compromise the writing with the Nib, only cosmetically. This NIB creates a wonderfully smooth writing experience and is a pleasure to write with. The writing sample provided in the image has a medium stroke that measures .65mm and can flex to .81mm with normal 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.
If you are looking for a Classic Jet Black Celluloid Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen with excellent transparency that is absolutely beautiful, you won't have to look any further. The restoration turned out gorgeous and I would grade it in Excellent Condition. The celluloid is gorgeous and the gold filled trim is exceptionally 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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