Filling Mechanism: Capillary

Vintage Pens: 5699 Parker 61
Filling Mechanism: Capillary
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 5699: Parker: 61
One of the last great filling system innovations was the Parker 61 capillary filler. A passive filling system, all you do is dip the Teflon-coated filler housing in ink, wait a few seconds and you have a full pen. A very clever filler but it is difficult to change ink colors with this pen. When first released in the late 1950s, most people only wrote with one color ink, which made this pen easy to use. Our turquoise set has some issues. Click the headline for close-ups. There is a big crack in the barrel, and the hood is chipped just above the nib. Its 14k gold nib writes a fine line with feedback. The pencil is a Liquid Lead pencil, a fun innovation of the 1950s that never quite caught on. 14cm capped.