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. 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 is Fullsize and measures 5 1/2" capped and 5 7/8" 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 that displays no brassing. The cap is a Lustraloy type with no denting. The cap is clearly stamped with, "PARKER". The barrel is stamped lightly, "Made in U.S.A. with date code for 1949 in the 3rd 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 Stub and writes great! The actual 14K Parker NIB has a broad/double broad point measuring roughly 1.19mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a fine to broad stroke line. In the writing sample provided, the fine line measures at .55mm and the broad stroke measures at .97mm 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.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
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 with a scarce Stub Nib. I would consider this Parker to be in Excellent to Near Mint Condition. It is certainly ready to write with or just add it to your writing arsenal collection.
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