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 Filled Blue Diamond Clip, Chevron Cap Band and 14K NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy of fountain pen. This Parker Vacumatic is a long major which measures 4 7/8" in length capped and 5 3/8" posted.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The cap has the split arrow gold filled Blue Diamond clip and the Chevron Cap Band that displays a rich gold filled color with no brassing. The top jewel is black - I polished to bring back a beautiful shine and now looks fantastic. The barrel is clearly and crisply stamped with, "Geo. S. Parker Vacumatic Made in U.S.A. with date code 5 in the second quarter". The transparency of the barrel is fantastic and a person can easily see through the barrel, albeit there is minor ambering. The blind cap securely fits. The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 5-7 presses to fill 3/4 full.
This Parker NIB has excellent flex and really makes this pen special. The Parker NIB is a 14K gold split arrow NIB. The iridium is great and creates a smooth writing experience. The 14K Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .60mm, measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample the NIB writes with an extra fine line to a triple broad stroke+ line. The writing sample provided, the thinnest line measures at .43mm and the triple broad line measured with digital calipers is 1.92mm with medium pressure. The sample was done with the actual pen in the images that is listed for sale. I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. 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 beautiful vintage Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen in the Golden Pearl Celluloid that is in Excellent Condition. It is a great Flexible NIB that is fun to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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