I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, section, breather tube, and barrel. Replaced the old diaphragm with a new, properly sized one. Hand polished the Gold Filled Blue Diamond Split Arrow Clip, Chevron Cap Band, and 14K Parker NIB. Additionally, I cleaned, buffed, polished and waxed the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of fountain pen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. This cap displays the Blue Diamond Split Arrow Gold Filled Clip and Chevron Cap Banding, which display no brassing. The top jewel is black and has been polished to bring back a beautiful shine. The barrel is clearly and crisply stamped with, "Geo. S. Parker - Parker Vacumatic - Made in U.S.A. with date code 4, for 1944, in the 3rd quarter". The transparency of the barrel is excellent with mild ambering. The blind cap securely fits. This Parker Vacumatic is a major size, which measures 5 1/4" in length capped and 6 1/4" posted.
The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 7-9 presses to fill 7/8 full. I have greased the filling unit and now operates as it should and works flawlessly.
The Parker NIB is a 14K Gold Split Arrow NIB. The iridium is great and creates a smooth writing experience. The actual writing tip of this 14K Parker NIB has a fine point measuring roughly .55mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating the writing sample, this Parker NIB writes with an extra fine to double broad stroke. The writing sample provided in the listing image the finest line measures at .42mm with light pressure and the double broad line measured 1.26mm when measured with digital calipers with normal to firm pressure. The 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 Vacumatic Fountain Pen in the Pearl Pearl Celluloid that is in Excellent Condition. This Parker is ready to write or add to your writing arsenal collection.
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