Vintage Pens: Parker 51

Vintage Pens: 4221 Parker 51
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $89.99
Parker 51 fountain pens were first released in South America 51 years after the birth of the Parker Pen Company, and when they were released in the U.S. in 1941, they were advertised as being 10 years ahead of their time. Brilliantly engineered to hold a lot of ink and never have its nib dry out while full of ink, the hooded 14k gold nib with the large ink collector was a huge success. Our 1945 Vacumatic-filling Parker 51 is in good working order, even though it was not restored by us. We got it from a dedicated vintage collector who does his own repairs. He wasn't sure when this was last given a diaphragm, but it works well when we tested it. The cedar blue pen and "Lustraloy" cap have some light to moderate wear from use and age, but nothing bad or uncommon. You'll write a firm, wet fine line with a little feedback. Some folks might think of it more as a medium nib...especially if they like Japanese nibs. 13.5cm capped.