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, and polished the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy of the fountain pen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The color is a blue/azure pearl that really displays 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 okay and a person can see through the barrel with light behind it, albeit with heavy 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 7-10 presses to roughly fill 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 that retains all the Platinum masking - which is difficult to find these days due to polishing. The iridium on this Nib is great and creates a very smooth writing experience, can't emphasize this enough. The actual writing portion/tip of this 14K Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .71mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating the writing sample, this Parker NIB writes with a medium line. The writing sample provided in the listing image ranges from .70mm to .87mm 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-Black Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This is a very desirable vintage Parker Vacumatic Double Jewel Fountain Pen in the Azure Pearl Celluloid that is in Very Fine to Excellent Condition. It is a hard Parker Vacumatic to find in the Double Jewel Major size due to the color and a manufacturing run of 18 months that started in mid-1940 - compared to 4+ years for the other colors. This Parker is ready to write or add it to your writing arsenal collection.
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