For your consideration we are offering for sale this Gorgeous Restored 1937 Senior Maxima Parker Double Jewel Burgundy Pearl Celluloid Fountain Pen and Pencil Set. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, put back together, and now is in wonderful writing condition.
The NIB, Feed, Section, and Breather Tube have been ultrasonically cleaned. I replaced the old diaphragm with a new, properly sized one. Hand polished the Gold Filled Feather Split Arrow Clip, Chevron Cap (///\\\) Banding, 14K Parker NIB, and bottom tassel. I have cleaned, buffed, and polished the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy of the fountain pen & pencil and to protect the celluloid. This Parker Vacumatic is a Senior Maxima that measures 5 3/8" capped and 6 1/8" posted. The pencil measures 5 1/8" inches in length
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The Burgundy Pearl color is absolutely beautiful with vibrant coloring. The cap has the Feather Split Arrow Gold Filled Clip with the Chevron Cap Banding that displays no brassing - there is a tiny portion of the top edging of the cap banding that displays minor wear. The top and bottom jewels are striped to match the cap, barrel, section, and blind cap of the fountain pen and have been polished to a high shine. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "Geo. S. Parker Vacumatic Made in U.S.A. with date code 7 (for 1937) in the 4th Quarter". Additionally, the barrel transparency is fantastic, it is water clear with minor red ambering. The blind cap securely fits. The cap and barrel are free of any personalizations or monograms on both the fountain pen and pencil.
This Parker Maxima Vacumatic retains the correct "Speedline" filling unit that was produced for 2nd Generation Vacumatic and works as it was designed to. I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The Speedline Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 12-15 presses to fill full. I have greased the filling unit so it operates smoothly.
This Parker NIB is 14K Gold with a medium/broad point that measures .90mm when measured with digital calipers. The Nib has the same date code as on the barrel, 1937. The two-tone platinum coating is nearly all worn away - it doesn't hurt the writing performance and only point it out for clarity sake. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a fine to medium stroke and has almost no flex at all. In the writing sample provided, the line variations measure between .55mm to .75mm when measuring 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 Montblanc Blue Ink.
The pencil is a twist type that works perfectly. The lead will propel and repel by twisting the cap. There is a gently used eraser. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "Geo. S. Parker Vacumatic Made in U.S.A. with date code 7 (for 1937) in the 3rd Quarter".
Parker Burgundy Senior Maxima Fountain Pen & Pencil set doesn't get much better than this - striped jewels, striped section, and barrel with water-clear transparency. I would consider this Maxima to be in Excellent Condition that is ready to write with or just add it to your writing arsenal collection.
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