Vintage Pens: Parker Vacumatic Major
Vintage Pens: 2245 Parker Vacumatic Major
Parker spent millions of dollars (in today's money) on research and design for the incredible Parker Vacumatic. Using a rubber diaphragm to fill a hollow barrel with ink meant that any Vac held more ink than any sac filler. It fills by pumping a plastic rod hidden by a blind cap in the tail. Our Parker Vacumatic Major was made in 1943. It was clearly a trusty pen, as it shows moderate to heavy wear. We restored it with a new diaphragm, and it is ready for more years of service. Click the headline to see the cigarette burn near the barrel imprint. Also, the nib and feed look smaller than what normally goes in this pen. Still, the 14k gold nib writes a nice fine line with a hint of feedback. The top black jewel is chewed, but the clip is on tight. No cracks. The speedline filler started to make the barrel feel a little "pregnant" so we stopped overtightening, which leaves a thin gap between the blind cap and barrel. 12.7cm capped.