Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler

  

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.
Vintage Pens: 3160 Parker 51 Demi
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $75.00
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Vintage Pens: 3160: Parker: 51 Demi
Parker stunned the pen world in 1948 by releasing the pen with a new filling system: the aerometric filler. Going from complicated Vacumatic to the simple squeeze bar of the aerometric made the "most advanced" pen of the time even more popular with the people. This is a very early model of the shorter demi from 1949 in the somewhat hard-to-find forest green with a 12k gold filled cap. The original silicon sac is still in good working order on this vintage pen that was made to last. The barrel is nearly perfect with minimal wear, but the bottom of the hood looks like it skidded for half a second on sand paper. The cap is dent-free and with only a scratch and light wear. Its original 14k gold nib writes a smooth fine line. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3117 Parker 21
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $45.00
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Vintage Pens: 3117: Parker: 21
Don't be intimidated by vintage pens. If you haven't tried them before, the Parker 21 is a great entry point. Little brother to the more famous Parker 51, it was the bargain discount version with a steel nib. However it shared the hooded nib design that helped slow ink evaporation. It also sports an aerometric ink-filler that is in great original condition. The nice rarer feature of the pen is that the cap is marked: "1/30 12K R.G.P." The cap and pen have light wear from use but no cracks or other egregious flaws. The nib writes a surprisingly smooth fine line. 13.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2910 Parker 51 Flighter
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $199.99
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Vintage Pens: 2910: Parker: 51 Flighter
Industrial design lifts the Parker 51 Flighter into the modern age of the 1950s. The all-metal Parker 51 is a slightly rarer treat from that line of pens. NO DENTS! It has some shallow light wear here and there, such as where the cap rubbed against the barrel, but the overall condition is pretty nice. It has a still-working aerometric filler. The 14k gold nib writes a fine-medium line with an acceptable amount of feedback. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2789 Parker Maxima
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $125.00
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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.