Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler

  
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Vintage Pens: 2349 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 2349: Parker: Duofold
Parker needed a high-end pen to play second fiddle to their flagship Vacumatics. Thus, a second generation of Parker Duofolds was born. We restored this vintage pen by installing a new diaphragm and straightening the 14k gold nib. Now it is in good working order and writing a nice fine line. There is heavy brassing on the clip and cap bands, but there are no cracks. Moderate wear is featured on the cap and barrel. In spite of cosmetic flaws, it is still a reliable writer in need of a good home. The imprint is fairly well faded, but we think this is a 1941 model. Really good barrel clarity. Click the headline for close-up photos. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2336 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $225.00
Vintage Pens: 2336: Parker: 51
Love barely scratches the surface of our feelings for this classic Parker 51. While most engravings look rather lame, this "Olive Crooks" really stands out as a very specially engraved design. Click the headline for a better close-up. We have no idea who she was. We just love the engraving. PLUS: This is a rarer amber jeweled Parker 51 1/10th 16k gold-filled cap, with the lifetime blue diamond on the clip. We restored the Vacumatic filler with a new diaphragm. No date code on the barrel, but it looks more like "teal blue" than "cedar blue," which would make it 1948. The 14k gold nib writes an extra-fine line. About 99% of extra-fine nibs feel a little scratchy to us, and this is no different. Light wear and scratching on the body. No cracks. Cap has a few little dimples but not deep dents. 14.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2245 Parker Vacumatic Major
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $79.99
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.
Vintage Pens: 2115 Parker Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 2115: Parker: Vacumatic
The 1930s and the Great Depression were tough times, and this double jewel Parker Vacumatic looks like one tough pen. We have restored it to great working order with a new diaphragm. The 14k gold nib writes a very nice fine line with a hint of feedback, as many fines feel to us. What makes it so tough? It doesn't have a single crack, but it is covered in scratches and deep dent-like impressions. The lockdown filler works great. It just has a lot of cosmetic flaws. Good imprint with a 1937 date code. Minor brassing on the clip and cap bands. Think of it as a pen with a whole lot of character that still works like a champ. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2114 Parker Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $225.00
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Vintage Pens: 2114: Parker: Vacumatic
As the Roaring Twenties ended, Parker wanted to innovate a pen more impressive than its Senior Duofold. The company wanted a pen that could hold unfathomable amounts of ink without a rubber ink sac. What would be millions of today's dollars were spent on researching and designing the THE VACUMATIC fountain pen. Parker Vacumatics used a vacuum-pump rubber diaphragm to fill an otherwise empty and see-through barrel. This hard-candy-red-marbled vintage pen was one of the earlier designs. It also was the first time Parker used its now globally renowned arrow logo. The date code is mostly faded away, but we think we see hints of a 2 or 3. We restored the lock-down filler with a new diaphragm. You can still see through parts of the barrel, but other parts are too badly stained. Click the headline for close-ups. The nib is 14k gold and writes a pretty nice wet medium line. It looks a little wonkier in the photo than it writes. Just light traces of feedback. Wider bodied but 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2081 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $75.00
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Vintage Pens: 2081: Parker: Duofold
Have you ever wanted to try a Parker Vacumatic but balked when you saw the price? This 1941 Parker Duofold might be an excellent first Vacumatic-fill pen for you. Just imagine what it might have seen from its creation just before the U.S. entered World War II. We fully restored this pen with a new diaphragm, and it is in great working order. The original 14k gold nib writes a nice fine-medium line, and it has a tiny bit of flex. The imprint is strong, but the 1 date code is upside-down! The aluminum speedline filler works smoothly. Although the ink-viewing portion of the barrel is darkened from age, you can still see through it a little. No cracks, BUT this poor guy saw a lot of combat in the office...if not on the battlefield. It suffers heavy wear and some deep scratches. The tail is a little pregnant where the diaphragm fits into the barrel. Still, it is a great writer for every day use. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2069 Parker Duofold Set
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $125.00
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Vintage Pens: 2069: Parker: Duofold Set
The second generation of Parker Duofolds were art deco beauties. This vacumatic-filling 1941 vintage pen set features a fully restored fountain pen and a still-working pencil. There are a couple little, but deep, scars just to the right of the clip near the top of the cap on the fountain pen, but the rest of the pen is in great shape with only lighter wear from daily use. There is a hairline crack in the lip of the cap that only goes up to the cap bands. You can only find it by using your thumbnail. We restored this pen with a brand new diaphragm. Strong imprint. No brassing on cap bands, but the clip does feature some. The original 14k gold nib writes a smooth fine line. The pencil shows more wear with heavy brassing on the cap band and clip. It would appear that the pencil saw much more use in the 1940s. Pen is the standard size and measures 13.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1983 Parker Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $225.00
Vintage Pens: 1983: Parker: Vacumatic
Shadowwave Parker Vacumatics are among the most sought-after models. Our vintage pen carries a 1939 date coded and is fully restored with a new diaphragm. The golden brown shadowwave is quite handsome, even with a few nicks and small scratches. No cracks, strong imprint. Aluminum speedline filler. Click the headline for close-ups. The original 14k gold nib, has a slight kink in its left tine. The pen writes a scratchy fine line. Double jewels. 12.7cm capped.
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