The 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 Blue Diamond 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 and to protect the celluloid. This Parker Vacumatic is a Senior Maxima that measures 5 3/8" capped and 6 1/8" posted.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs, and the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The Burgundy Pearl color is simply beautiful with vibrant Burgundy color. The cap has the Blue Diamond Split Arrow Gold Filled Clip with the Chevron Cap Banding displaying no brassing. The top and bottom jewels have been polished to a high shine. The barrel is clearly and crisply stamped with, "GEO. S. PARKER PARKER VACUMATIC with the MADE IN U.S.A. with date code 9 (for 1939) in the 2nd Quarter". The barrel transparency is water clear - this barrel has never seen ink. The blind cap securely fits. The cap and barrel are free of any personalizations or monograms.
This Parker Maxima Vacumatic retains the correct "Speedline" filling unit that was produced for 2nd Generation Vacumatic and works flawlessly. 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 15-19 presses to fill full. I have greased the filling unit so it operates smoothly.
This Parker Vacumatic comes with a 14K Gold Nib with a medium point that measures .74mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a medium to broad line. In the writing sample provided, the stroke/line ranges from .61mm to 1.11mm 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 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 Parker Burgundy Pearl Senior Maxima Fountain Pen doesn't get much better than this one I would consider this Maxima to be grade in Excellent+ Condition with a Water Clear Barrel that collectors will really appreciate. It is ready to write or just add it to your writing arsenal collection.
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