I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, collector, breather tube, hood, and barrel. Replaced the old sac with a new, properly sized Pli-Glass Sac. Hand cleaned the Cap & Arrow Clip, Clutch Ring, 14K Parker NIB and the Aerometric Sac Protector. 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 known as a Demi and 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 and the cap is a Lustraloy type with no denting. The cap displays some very minor surface storage scratches and point it out for clarity sake. The cap is clearly stamped with, "PARKER" just above the cap lip. The barrel is faintly stamped with, "MADE IN CANADA with date 0 (for 1950) 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 4 to 5 presses.
The Parker NIB is dated 1950 and is made of 14K Gold. The actual 14K Parker NIB has a fine point measuring roughly .48mm when measured with digital calipers and writes smoothly! When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a fine to medium stroke/line. In the writing sample provided, the fine line measures at .53mm and the medium stroke measures at .67mm when measured 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 Cocoa color. I would consider this Parker to be in Excellent Condition after the restoration that I performed. It is certainly ready to write with or just add it to your writing arsenal collection.
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