Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler

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Vintage Pens: 4517 Parker Oversize Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $899.99
Vintage Pens: 4517: Parker: Oversize Vacumatic
Perfection is difficult to achieve in vintage pens, but this 1940 Oversize Parker Vacumatic gets close. No cracks, only light wear and incredible barrel clarity with celluloid that is on the light orange-dark yellow spectrum. No brassing. A feint barrel imprint. Close to perfect two-tone plating for the 14k gold nib. (Click the headline for a close-up.) YET, as you can see on the main photo, the name "James A. Kunkel" is engraved on the barrel. We looked up the name, and there are too many James Kunkels to know who owned this specific pen. You'll write an extra-fine line that is a bit dry but can sometimes look fine. Restored and in great working order. Museum worthy rare burgundy...yet, still a good writer. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4516 Parker Oversized Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $499.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 4516: Parker: Oversized Vacumatic
Our photo doesn't do the barrel clarity justice on this Oversized 1934 Parker Vacumatic. Click the headline for close-ups. There is incredible clarity with only light-orange, not-quite-original yellow, ambering. Fully restored, this vintage pen has a good working lockdown filler. Only light wear on the fabulous silver pearl cap and barrel. Unfortunately, there is some brassing on the cap bands and the feathers of the pocket clip. Great silver-pearl "jewel" on the cap and blind cap. As you look at its 14k gold nib, you will see smudges and some missing plating. Polishing it, at this point, will remove all of the platinum or rhodium plating over the yellow gold. You will write a smooth fine-medium line with just a whisper of feedback. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4515 Parker Oversize Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 4515: Parker: Oversize Vacumatic
Straight out of 1935 comes this Oversize Parker Vacumatic! It is a handsome, reliable pen in black with gold trim. The love it received is well expressed in the wear on the cap and barrel. No cracks, but there is no hiding that this was a daily driver. Lots of brassing on the cap rings. Fully restored, this pen is in good working condition. Its 2-tone 14k gold nib retains the vast majority of its original plating. Please click the headline for a close-up. The silvery plate is only missing on the leading edges of the shoulders. You will write a firm fine line that is fairly smooth but with the shadow of some feedback. Its lockdown filler still locks down. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4528 Parker Vacumatic Maxima
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $999.99
Vintage Pens: 4528: Parker: Vacumatic Maxima
OMG! Behold the great grail pen of Parker fanatics....the Parker Vacumatic Maxima WITH a FLEXI nib! This vintage pen is amazing enough with minimal wear and a very clear, though a little ambered, barrel. Its aluminum speedline filler is in good working order. No cracks or brassing. The "name plate" in the jeweler's cap band has a little wonkiness in its plating, but there are no engravings. Yet, we know it's the pen's two-tone 14k gold nib that likely got your attention. You will write a wonderful extra-fine to 1mm line with its great flexibility. Not a wet noodle but definitely flexi, which is so rare in a Parker pen of this era. Some of the plating is coming off the nib. Click the headline for a close-up. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4549 Parker Vacumatic Juniorette
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $149.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 4549: Parker: Vacumatic Juniorette
Parker really out-did itself with the release of the Parker Vacumatic Juniorette. Think of it as the slender version of the standard-size "Junior." We love its deep red marbled design. We also think you'll love the nearly perfect see-through barrel. Great yellow clarity. Click the headline for close-ups. It has a working diaphragm and breather tube. Its 14k gold nib wrtes a nice fine line. 11.4 capped.
Vintage Pens: 4527 Parker Vacumatic Set
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $699.99
Vintage Pens: 4527: Parker: Vacumatic Set
In 1936, Fred & Ginger lit up the silver screen in the classic "Swingtime," King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne to marry an American divorcé, television broadcasts first began, Jesse Owens showed up the Nazis in Berlin, Joe DiMaggio was a rookie, FDR won a second term and this Parker Vacumatic standard set in burgundy was made. It was an elegant era, and this pen in many respects marks the pinnacle of art deco design. This particular set is in excellent condition. No cracks, maybe 1% brassing, no scratches, restored and working. Its two-tone 14k has some cosmetic issues. Click the headline to see close-ups. It writes an extra-fine line with a little flex but not much. The matching pencil works great in excellent condition and comes with spare 1.1mm leads. Pen measures 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4414 Parker Vacumatic Maxima
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $799.99
Vintage Pens: 4414: Parker: Vacumatic Maxima
Behold the mighty Parker Vacumatic Maxima! A grail pen for many, this large version of the Vacumatic is a rare double-jewel treat. If perfection is an A+, this pen is an A-. Cosmetically, the pen is crack and scratch free. It has a crisp clean imprint. No brassing mars the gold-plated trim. It has been fully restored with a new diaphragm. Under the tail's blind cap is an aluminum speedline filler. The only problems aren't really problems just slight deviations from perfection. Its celluloid barrel is still very transparent, but it has ambered just ever so slightly. Its large 14k gold nib writes a beautiful, smooth fine line, but some of the rhodium plating has worn off to lose its two-tone original look. It will be difficult to find a nicer vintage pen. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3969 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 3969: Parker: 51
Time to cash in on that grail pen you've always wanted, Parker 51 fans. We have a nearly mint condition Yellowstone/Mustard Yellow Parker 51. There's hardly a trace of wear outside of where the cap snugs against the hood, and even that is feint. When we opened the pen to put in a fresh diaphragm, there was nothing in the barrel. A previous owner had already given the pen as thorough a cleaning as possible. As such, we didn't install.a new diaphragm. We suspect it has seen ink at some point, as light through the pen shows some dark spots under the hood, but, holy cats, this pen is still worthy of a museum. Its gold-filled cap saw more wear. There are a few dimples and scratches. We replaced the missing top jewel with a new, reproduction jewel. Its 14k gold nib is either an extra fine or fine. It could use a really good tuning to become a daily writer, but we suspect most people will want this vintage pen as a display piece.
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