I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, section, breather tube, cap, and barrel. Replaced the old diaphragm with a new, properly sized one. Hand polished the Gold Plated Split Arrow Blue Diamond Clip, Chevron Cap Banding and 14K NIB. I have also cleaned, buffed, polished and waxed the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of this fountain pen.
This fountain pen cap, barrel, and blind cap are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has the Split Arrow Gold Plated Blue Diamond Clip and Chevron Cap Banding with no plating wear. The top & bottom jewels are black and both have been polished for a wonderful shine. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "Geo. S. Parker Vacumatic Made in the U.S.A. with date code 1, for 1941, in the 4th quarter". The transparency of the barrel is excellent with mild ambering - an individual can easily see through the barrel. The blind cap securely fits. This Parker Vacumatic is a major size which measures 5 1/8" in length capped and 6" posted. The color is gorgeous on this pen - the golden pearl celluloid is vibrant and just shines.
This Parker Vacumatic is a 2nd Generation Vacumatic that contains the proper Speedline Filling Unit. The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 6 to 8 presses to fill full. I have greased the Speedline Filling unit and operates flawlessly.
The Parker NIB is a 14K split arrow NIB with the matching date code for 1941. The actual writing portion (iridium) 14K Parker NIB has a fine point measuring roughly .57mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample the NIB writes with a fine to a double broad stroke line. With the writing sample provided in this listing created by the actual pen displayed in the images, the medium line measures at .45mm and the double broad line measured with digital calipers is 1.34mm with medium pressure. The writing sample was completed with the actual pen in the images that is listed for sale. The writing sample provided was completed by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue-Black Ink.
This is a fantastic vintage example of the Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen in the Golden Pearl Celluloid. I would grade this fine Parker writing instrument in Excellent Condition. It is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
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