I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, collector, breather tube, hood, cap and barrel. Replaced the old diaphragm with a new, properly sized one. Hand polished the 1/10 16K Gold Filled Split Arrow Cap & Diamond Clip, Clutch Ring and 14K Parker NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the barrel and hood to bring back the vibrancy of fountain pen and to protect the celluloid. This Parker 51 measures 5 3/8" capped and 6" posted. The cap does not have any monograms and the barrel is personalized with, "Dr. William Wolf".
This fountain pen cap, barrel and hood are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The cap has the Split Arrow Gold Filled Diamond Clip that displays no brassing. The lines on the Gold Filled Cap have clusters of 9 lines. Note: just to point it out, there is no denting to the cap, but has a tiny 4mm scratch on the back side of the cap and point it out for clarity sake. The cap is clearly stamped with, "PARKER 1/10 16K GOLD FILLED". The barrel is lightly, almost non-existent, stamped, "Parker 51 Made in U.S.A. with date code for 1948 in the 4th Quarter". I have tested the Vacumatic filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The filling system, typically in my tests with water, will fill nearly full in roughly 8 to 9 presses.
The Parker NIB is 14K and writes extremely smooth! The actual 14K Parker NIB has a fine point measuring roughly .54mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a fine stroke line. In the writing sample provided, the fine line measures at .54mm when measuring with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that is 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 wonderful vintage Parker Fountain Pens that has been restored and now in ready for use. I would consider this Parker to be in Fine to Excellent Condition. It is ready to write or just add it to your writing arsenal collection.
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