Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler

  

Vintage Pens: 2789 Parker Maxima
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 2789: Parker: Maxima
Parker grew with great success in the United Kingdom after WWII. It created lines of pens that were never available here in the U.S. This big, lovely black vintage pen is a Parker Maxima. They used the size name of the American Parker Vacumatic, but this is NOT a Vacumatic. It is a large aerometric-filler with an open nib from the 1950s. In the U.S. Vacumatic production ended in 1948, as 51s became the dominant pen in the Parker lineup. This UK Parker Maxima uses the new Aerometric filling system that 51s adopted in 1949. The unrestored filler works very well. Click the headline to see the nib better. Yes, it looks a little wonky, but it writes a very nice fine-medium line. We think it is smooth at our handwriting angle, but others might find a shadow of a hint of feedback at a different angle. There's brassing on the cap band. A wear ring has formed here the lip of the cap rubs against the barrel when screwed on properly. Otherwise, just light wear and no cracks. 14.2cm 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.