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 Feather Clip, Gold Filled Three Ring Cap Banding, and 14K NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, and Polished the cap, barrel, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen. This Parker Vacumatic would is considered a 1st Generation Vacumatic, which 1st Generation Vacumatics were produced from 1933 to 1938.
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. The barrel has excellent transparency with a person easily seeing through the barrel, albeit with mild ambering. The cap has the Gold Filled Arrow Clip that displays no wear. The triple ring cap bands displaying a wonderful bright gold filled color with no wear. 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 with a light imprint that reads, "GEO S. PARKER PARKER VACUMATIC MADE IN USA PAT - this barrel does not have a date code". The jeweled blind cap securely fits. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel. This Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen is a Standard Size Model that measures 5 1/8" in length capped and 6 1/8" posted.
The Vacumatic Filling 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. This filling unit has been greased and now operates smoothly and works as it was originally designed to.
This Vacumatic has a 14K Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .69mm when measured with digital calipers. This NIB creates a wonderfully smooth writing experience. This Nib will write with a Fine to Broad line variation. The writing sample provided in the image has a fine stroke that measures .55mm and can flex to a broad 1.02mm with medium pressure when measured with digital calipers. The 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 a lovely vintage Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen in the Burgundy Pearl Celluloid that has all the "high-line" features; 3-Ring Cap Banding, 2-Tone NIB, Striped Section, Striped top and bottom Jewels with great transparency. I would grade it in Very Fine to Excellent Condition. The celluloid burgundy pearl color is gorgeous and displays very well. This is collector worthy and is truly gorgeous Parker Vac from the 1st Generation and ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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