I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, collector, breather tube, hood, and barrel. Replaced the old diaphragm with a new, properly sized one. Hand cleaned the Cap & Arrow Clip, Clutch Ring, and 14K Parker NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the barrel and hood to bring back the vibrancy of fountain pen and to protect the celluloid. This Parker 51 is Full Size and measures 5 3/8" capped and 5 7/8" posted. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel.
This fountain pen cap, barrel, and hood are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The cap has the Feather Arrow Clip that displays very minor wear. The cap has one tiny ding on the backside of the cap opposite of the clip. The cap is 1/10 12K Gold Filled type with the repeating Converging Line pattern. The cap is clearly stamped with, "PARKER" just above the lip of the cap. The barrel is stamped lightly, "PARKER 51 Made in U.S.A. T6 date for 1946 in the 4th Quarter". I have tested the Vacumatic filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The filling system, typically in my tests with water, will fill nearly full in roughly 6-9 presses.
The Parker NIB is 14K Stub and writes smoothly! The actual writing portion (iridium) of the 14K Parker NIB has a broad point measuring roughly .90mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a medium line. In the writing sample provided, the medium line measuring .67mm when measured 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.
This Parker 51 in Cedar Blue is gorgeous and the restoration came out wonderfully. I would consider this Parker to be in Excellent Condition. It is certainly ready to write with or just add it to your writing arsenal collection.
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