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 Diamond Clip, 14K Gold Filled Chevron Cap Banding and 14K NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished & Waxed the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy of fountain pen. This Parker Vacumatic is a major size which measures 5 1/4" in length capped and 6" posted. The color is gorgeous on this pen - the emerald color is very rich.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The cap has the split arrow gold filled Diamond clip and the Gold Filled Chevron Cap Band. There is very minor brassing to a small portion of the cartouche area on the cap banding. The top jewel is striped and the bottom is black, both have been polished and look great. The barrel is clearly and crisply stamped with, "Geo. S. Parker Vacumatic Made in U.S.A. with date code 1 in the 4th quarter". The transparency of the barrel is excellent with mild ambering - an individual can easily see through the barrel when held to the light. The blind cap securely fits. The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 6 to 8 presses to fill 3/4 full.
The Parker NIB is a 14K split arrow NIB. The iridium is great and creates a smooth writing experience. The 14K Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly 0.79mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample the NIB writes with a fine to a medium stroke line, which is very smooth. The writing sample provided, the thinnest line measures at .44mm and the medium line measured with digital calipers is .75mm with normal pressure. The sample was done with the actual pen in the images that is listed for sale. 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 wonderful vintage example of the Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen in the Emerald Pearl Celluloid. I would grade this writing instrument in Excellent Condition. It is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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