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, Polished & Waxed the cap, barrel, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the 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. The barrel has excellent transparency with a person easily seeing through the barrel - nearly water clear, albeit with minor ambering. 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 with an imprint that reads, "GEO S. PARKER PARKER VACUMATIC MADE IN USA with an 8 date code (for 1938) in the 4th quarter". 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 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.
The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water in about 9 to 12 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.
The 14K Parker U.S.A NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .65mm when measured with digital calipers. This NIB creates a wonderfully smooth writing experience and is a pleasure to write with. The writing sample provided in the image has a fine stroke that measures .44mm and can flex to .87mm with medium to firm writing 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 beautiful vintage Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen in the Emerald Pearl Celluloid that has all the "high-line" features; 3-Ring Cap Banding, Striped Section, Striped top and bottom Jewels, excellent transparency on the barrel, and a fabulous Parker Vac nib. I would grade this parker Vac in Excellent Condition. This Parker Standard 1st Generation Double Jewel Vacumatic is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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