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 Blue Diamond Clip, Chevron Cap Band, bottom jewel tassel and 14K Parker NIB. Additionally, I cleaned, buffed, polished and waxed the barrel, cap and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy of 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 color is a rich blue/azure that really display quite well. This cap displays the Split Arrow Gold Filled Blue Diamond Clip and Chevron Cap Banding, which displays no brassing. The top and bottom jewels are black and been polished to bring back a beautiful shine. The barrel is clearly and crisply stamped with, "Geo. S. Parker Parker Vacumatic Made in U.S.A. with date code 0 for 1940 in the 3rd quarter". The transparency of the barrel is very good and a person can easily see through the barrel, albeit with mild ambering. The blind cap securely fits.
This 2nd Generation (1939-1941) Parker Vacumatic has the correct Speedline Filling Unit. The Vacumatic Speedline Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 7 presses to roughly 7/8 full. This Parker Vacumatic is a major size, which measures 5 1/8" in length capped and 6 1/8" posted.
The Parker NIB is a 14K gold Split Arrow NIB. The iridium is great and creates a smooth writing experience. The actual writing portion/tip of this 14K Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .66mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating the writing sample, this Parker NIB writes with an extra fine to broad stroke. The writing sample provided in the listing image the thinnest line measures at .36mm with light pressure and the broad line measured 1.04mm when measured with digital calipers with normal to firm pressure. 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 fantastic vintage Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen in the Azure Pearl Celluloid that is in Excellent Condition. Hard Parker Vacumatic to find in a Major size with this color due to a manufacturing run of 18 months that started in mid-1940 - compared to 4+ years for the other colors. I would grade this Parker in Excellent Condition. This Parker is ready to write or add to your writing arsenal collection.
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