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 Arrow Clip, 3-Ring Cap Banding, and 14K NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen. The color is gorgeous on this pen - the burgundy pearl just pops. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel. This Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen is a Standard Size Model that has a wider diameter cap and barrel than the standard juniors from this era. It measures 5 1/8" in length capped and 6 1/8" posted.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in great condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The barrel has excellent transparency where a person can easily see through it. The cap has the Feather Gold Plated Clip with triple ring cap bands displaying a wonderful bright gold filled color with only the slightest wear towards to top of the clip. The top and bottom jewels are striped to match the cap, barrel, and section which have been polished to shine great again. The barrel is stamped (lightly in some areas) with an imprint that reads, "GEO S. PARKER PARKER VACUMATIC MADE IN USA PAT. there is no date code, nor any indication that there ever was". The jeweled blind cap securely fits.
The Vacumatic 1st Generation Lockdown Filler System works great, typically in my tests with water in about 12 to 15 presses and it will roughly fill full. This Parker Vac 1st Generation Fountain Pen has the lockdown filling unit, typical on 1st generation Vacs which this is. This filling unit has been greased and operates smoothly - works as it was originally designed to. Parker 1st Generation Fountain Pens were produced from 1932 to 1937
This Parker NIB is a have the 2-Tone 14K split arrow NIB. The Platinum Plating on the Nib is nearly completely intact and hard to find Nibs like these in this condition! The 14K Parker NIB has a medium iridium tip measuring roughly .69mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample the NIB writes with a medium to double broad stroke line. With the writing sample provided, the fine line measures at .67mm and the double broad stroke measured at 1.30mm with medium pressure when measured with digital calipers. The writing sample was completed with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample provided was completed 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 a gorgeous Parker 1st Generation Vacumatic Fountain Pen in the Burgundy Pearl Celluloid that has all the "high-line" features; 3-Ring Cap Banding, Striped Section, 2-Tone Nib, Striped Top and Bottom Jewels with great barrel transparency. I would grade this Parker Vac to be in Excellent Condition. This Parker Standard 1st Generation Double Jewel Vacumatic is ready to write with or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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