The so-called Jeweler's cap-band Vacs are relatively uncommon variants produced from 1939-1941. This Jewelers Wide Coin Stacked Cap Band is Factory original - the key finding is an extra-wide lined cap band, which this Parker Vacumatic has. The cap band has a cartouche that does not displays any monograms or personalizations - very clean.
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 Blue Diamond Gold Filled Split Arrow Clip, Wide Coin Stack Jeweler's Band, 14K Parker U.S.A. NIB and bottom tassel. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy of fountain pen and to protect the celluloid. This Parker Vacumatic is a major which measures 5 1/8" in length capped and 6" posted.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The cap has the Blue Diamond Split Arrow gold filled clip and the jeweler's cap band displays a cartouche with a rich gold filled color and no brassing. The top & bottom jewels are black and have been polished to a glorious shine. The barrel is lightly stamped with, "Geo. S. Parker Vacumatic Made in U.S.A. with the date code illegible". There are no monograms or personalization to either the cap or barrel. The transparency of the barrel is very good and a person can easily see through the barrel, albeit with mild ambering. The blind cap securely fits. The Speedline Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 6 presses to fill full. I have greased the Filling Unit so the pump operates smoothly and works flawlessly.
The Parker NIB is a 14K Gold Split Arrow NIB, which has a smooth writing experience. The 14K Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .60mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with an extra fine line to a medium stroke line. In the writing sample provided, the extra fine line measures at .36mm and the medium line measures at .88mm when measuring with digital calipers. The writing 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 Lovely Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen in the Golden Pearl Celluloid that has a difficult to find variant. I would grade this in Excellent Condition - I would consider it close to near mint if the Parker Barrel imprint was more crisp. It is ready to write or just add it to your writing arsenal collection.
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