I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, section, breather tube, cap and barrel. Replaced the old diaphragm with a new, properly sized one. Hand polished the Gold Filled Clip, Gold Filled Chevron Band and 14K NIB. Buffed and Polished the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy of fountain pen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are is magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks or repairs. The cap has the split arrow, blue diamond gold filled clip with no brassing and with chevron cap band display wonderful gold filled color with no brassing. The top jewel is stripped and looks great, the bottom jewel is black. The barrel is clearly and crisply stamped with only the date code being faint, "Geo. S. Parker Vacumatic Made in U.S.A. with date code 9 in the fourth quarter". The transparency of the barrel is excellent. The blind cap securely fits. There are no monograms on the barrel.
The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 8 to 10 presses and it will fill roughly 3/4 full.
This Parker Vacumatic measures 5 1/8" in length capped and 5 15/16" posted. The 14K Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .63mm, measured with digital calipers.
When writing a sample the NIB writes with a medium line and very smoothly. The writing sample provided, the thinnest line measures at .38mm and the broad line measured with digital calipers is 1.63mm with medium pressure. The sample was done with the actual pen in the images that is listed for sale. I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Black 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 Burgundy Pearl Celluloid that is in in Excellent Condition. It is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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