I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, collector, breather tube, hood, and barrel. Replaced the old sac with a new, properly sized one. Hand cleaned the Cap & Arrow Clip, Clutch Ring, 14K Parker NIB and the Aerometric Filling Body. I have cleaned, buffed, and polished the barrel and hood to bring back the vibrancy of fountain pen and to protect the celluloid. This Parker 51 measures 5 1/8" capped and 5 5/8" posted. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel.
This fountain pen cap, barrel, and hood are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. The cap has the Feather Arrow Clip. The cap is a Lustraloy type with no denting. The cap is clearly stamped with, "PARKER". The barrel is stamped very lightly, "Made in U.S.A. with date code 8 (for 1948) in the 4th Quarter". I have tested the Aerometric filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The filling system, typically in my tests with water, will fill full in roughly 6 to 9 presses.
The Parker NIB is a 14K Medium and writes so smoothly! The actual 14K Parker NIB has a broad/double broad point measuring roughly .72mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a medium stroke line. In the writing sample provided, the medium line measures at .68mm when measuring with digital calipers. The writing 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.
This is one of those vintage Parker Fountain Pens you don't always get a chance to secure in your collection in the Plum color. I would consider this Parker to be in Excellent Condition. It is certainly ready to write with or just add it to your writing arsenal collection.
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