Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler


Vintage Pens: 3363 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $225.00
Vintage Pens: 3363: Parker: 51
Behold the exceedingly rare Parker 51 in PLUM (purple). It was only made between 1948 and '49 when Parker altered their pens from vacumatic fillers to aerometric fillers. This color was quickly discontinued, while all of the other new colors were kept for as long as the pen was in production until 1972! Our incredible vintage pen has a 1949 date code and looks as if it was never filled! The pli-glass ink sac is perfectly clear. We filled it for two squeezes of clear water and only a little blue ink came out from what likely was a dip. The pen has light wear, which is more prevalent on the Lustraloy cap than hood and barrel. The original 14k gold nib writes a very nice medium line with a little feedback. Comes with a box. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3375 Parker 51 Special
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 3375: Parker: 51 Special
Seeking a way to get a Parker 51 in every pocket in American, Parker created the slightly lower-priced Parker 51 Special. This pen was exactly the same as the 51 in all ways except that it had a steel nib. You can ask any 10 pen collectors and get a different answer, but many feel that the steel nibbed version wrote better than the ubiquitous extra -fine and fine point gold 51 nibs. We'll vouch for this one having a smooth medium nib. Its original "pli-glass" ink sac is still in great working order. Its only major flaw is heavy scratching on the tail from cap posting. Click the headline for a better close-up. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3162 Parker VP
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 3162: Parker: VP
Parker VP fountain pens led the way for many new innovations for Parker in the 1960s. Only made for a couple years, these vintage pens introduced the adjustable nib that would be much more famous on the Parker 75, which replaced this pen in the line-up. It also experimented with the converter fill system. Although the pen says you can remove the aerometric-style converter, we highly recommend against it. The clear glass/plastic viewing window at its base is very fragile. Light wear afflicts the pen, but it isn't too bad for a daily user. No dents but the cap might look a little scratched up to some. The 14k gold nib writes a very nice extra-fine line. Its cap closes all the way, but it doesn't take a lot of effort to slip it back off. 13.7cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 2377 Hero 100
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1980-present
Price: $25.00
Pre-Owned Pens: 2377: Hero: 100
Looks familiar right? Most people might mistake it for a Parker 51 flighter, but it is really a Chinese knock-off called the Hero 100. Nearly perfect, very little wear mars the cap and barrel of brushed steel. The golden steel nib writes a fine line with some feedback. The aerometric-style filler works well. 14cm capped.