Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler


Vintage Pens: 5313 Parker Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 5313: Parker: Vacumatic
In 1947, the Parker Vacumatic was nearing the end of its run, but it remained a stunning fountain pen. This vintage pen from '47 has been restored with a new diaphragm. It is the grey pearl model in the mid-size. No cracks. Only light wear from use. There some "brassing" on the cap rings and clip. You will write a smooth fine line with its 14k gold nib. The barrel is stained and ambered. You can't see through it any more. Great daily user. You also can see in the photo that it was engraved "Ray Detlefson." The normal imprint is crisp. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5243 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $99.99
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Vintage Pens: 5243: Parker: 51
Parker 51 fountain pens remain popular 80 years after their introduction. Due to a small mark on the barrel, we aren't 100% sure if this is a 1945 or '46 model. It is in good working order. We got it from a long-time vintage pen collector who gave it to us in good working order. The pen shows some light wear on the cap and barrel. You can see the marks in the lustraloy cap pretty easily in the photo. You will write a fine to medium with its 14k gold nib. We don't know how else to describe it, but there's a bit of feedback as you write. We smoothed it out, but there is still a sensation as you write. Sorry that sounds vague, but it is a vague feeling. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4899 Parker Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 4899: Parker: Vacumatic
Parker got creative with some of its Vacumatic variants over the years. This is the rarer Parker Vacumatic Long Major. It is the same width as a Major at the length of a Maxima. Our vintage pen was exquisitely restored. It has a fresh diaphragm and the cap and barrel are without blemishes. A crisp imprint shows a 1942 date code. As you can see in the photo, the barrel clarity is excellent with some ambering. Even the nib still has most of its two-tone plating. You will write a firm, extra-fine line with its 14k gold nib. There is a little feedback with the nib, and we think you might have to break it in a bit to get it consistently flowing. Although you could make it a daily writer, cosmetically, it is good enough for a museum. 13.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4897 Parker Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: Stub
Price: $349.99
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Vintage Pens: 4897: Parker: Vacumatic
Holy cats! A factory stub nib on a Parker Vacumatic Maxima! This sure isn't something we see all that often. Click the headline for close-ups. It is fully restored with a working diaphragm. Oh, but that nib! This 14k gold wonder is buttery smooth while delivering nice line variation. You'll find its cap and barrel are great, too. No cracks or blemishes. It appears it was wet-sanded to a high-gloss shine. Unfortunately, it took away most of the pen's imprint. The "1" on the nib indicates that at least the nib was made in 1941. Inside the pen, the celluloid is darkly ambered. Flaws be damned, this is one of the best writing Maximas we've ever seen, but we love vintage pens with stub nibs. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4519 Parker Vacumatic Maxima
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 4519: Parker: Vacumatic Maxima
Do you wish your vintage grail pen came with a Japanese extra-fine nib? This 1939 Parker Vacumatic Maxima gets pretty close to Japanese extra-fine with the right paper. It is a beautiful silver pearl design with tolerable barrel clarity with ambering. No cracks, no scratches, no significant wear. It comes with a fresh diaphragm and a clean imprint and top and bottom silver pearl design jewels. There's monotone 14k gold nib. Click the headline for close-ups. Great aluminum speedline filler. Its only flaw seems to be the darkened metal trim around the blind-cap jewel. 13.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4520 Parker Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 4520: Parker: Vacumatic
The larger Parker Vacumatic Maxima fountain pens are a difficult find these days. However, we are proud to showcase a very handsome golden pearl model from 1941. Our vintage pen has been fully restored with a new diaphragm. It is in excellent condition with no cracks or brassing. There is minimal wear. Its only flaw seems to be that the barrel is ambered. You can still see through it when empty, but the celluloid is fairly dark. Click the headline to see its beautiful two-tone 14k gold nib. You will write a firm, wet, fine line. The firmness gives it feedback, but it isn't scratchy for those who appreciate the nuance of a smooth nib with feedback. 13.6cm capped.
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: 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.