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 Diamond Clip, Gold Filled Chevron Cap Banding (///\\\), and 14K NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, and Polished the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the material of the 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 diamond clip and is in perfect condition with no brassing. The chevron cap banding that is in excellent condition 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 PARKER VACUMATIC MADE IN U.S.A. with date code 6, for 1946, in the 1st quarter". The transparency of the barrel is water clear with only minor ambering. The blind cap securely fits. There are no monograms or personalizations to the cap or barrel.
The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 7-8 presses to fill 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 with a matching 1946, Q1 date code making it a match to the barrel. The actual writing portion of the 14K Parker NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .65mm when measured with digital calipers and writes smoothly. When writing a sample, this NIB writes with a Medium to Broad line/stroke. The medium stroke measures at .82mm with light pressure and the broad line/stroke measures 1.02mm 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 that displays a lovely Azure/Blue Pearl color with lovely bright gold filled trim. I grade this Parker Vac in Excellent Condition with great barrel clarity. It is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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