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 Split Arrow Clip, 2-Ring Cap Banding, and 14K NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the material of fountain pen. This Parker Vacumatic is a major size that measures 5 1/8" in length capped and 6" posted.
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 cap has the split arrow gold filled clip and is in perfect condition with no brassing. The 2-ring cap banding is in excellent condition, also, with no brassing. The top jewel is black and has been polished to bring back a gorgeous shine. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "Geo. S. Parker Vacumatic Made in U.S.A. with date code 6, for 1946, in the 1st quarter. The transparency of the barrel excellent and clear with only minor ambering. The blind cap securely fits. There are no monograms or personalizations to the cap or barrel. You will notice the barrel is "seamed" celluloid, which some Parker collectors, find this to be an interesting variant. Parker was trying new processes with their fountain pens and not all pens from this era have this.
The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 7-8 presses to fill 7/8 full. I have greased the filling unit so it operates smoothly and now operates flawlessly.
The Parker NIB is a 14K gold Split Arrow NIB. The actual writing portion of the 14K Parker NIB has a fine/medium point measuring roughly .58mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample, this NIB writes with a medium to broad stroke/line. In the writing sample provided, the medium line measures at .65mm and the broad stroke measures 1.14mm when measured with digital calipers under medium to firm pressure. 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 Vintage Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen displays a great Azure/Blue Pearl color with lovely bright gold filled trim. I grade this Parker Vac in Excellent Condition. It is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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