Filling Mechanism: Capillary


Vintage Pens: 4798 Parker 61
Filling Mechanism: Capillary
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 4798: Parker: 61
In the battle for fountain pen supremacy, Parker had the last great filling system innovation that allowed for a mess-free filling experience. Sheaffer Snorkels were the most overengineered pens in history to become completely mess-free fillers. Parker 61 fountain pens were the most simple mess-free fillers. The Teflon-coated capillary filler only required a simple dip. This vintage pen is a beautiful first-edition Parker 61 with a rare and beautiful gold-and-silver-colored "Rainbow" cap! It even has a torn original price sticker. You will write a smooth Japanese extra-fine line with its 14k gold nib. The barrel looks great. Click the headline to see the one glaring problem. There is a bump and crack in the section. If you look closely, the crack appears to be filled in with either clear nail polish or epoxy. As always, nobody's perfect. 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4764 Parker 61 Flighter
Filling Mechanism: Capillary
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 4764: Parker: 61 Flighter
In 1957, Parker released the last truly brilliant new filling mechanism before cartridge/converters took over the scene. Its revolutionary Parker 61 came with a capillary filler. Simple and ingenius, all you have to do is dip the Teflon-coated tail of the filler in ink. Capillary action sucks ink up into the pen. These pens were made during a time when very few people ever changed their ink colors. As such, this is a great pen for using the same color all of the time. It is difficult to flush and change colors easily. All the same, this vintage pen's 14k gold nib writes a beautifully smooth fine line. No dents or cracks in the steel Flighter design but it was a daily user with the light to moderate wear you'd expect. Its plastic hood, has a scar where the cap closes against it. Flighters were one of the rarer designs, and this is still a great pen. 13.5cm capped.