NEW IN STOCK * Parker 51 Vacumatic - Black - Sterling Silver - Restored And Working
PARKER 51 VACUMATIC ~ BLACK ~ STERLING SILVER CAP ~ FULLY CLEANED, RESTORED, WORKING & READY TO WRITE!
VERY GOOD CONDITION...This pen has been fully disassembled, serviced, restored and is ready to write! Pen shows very nicely. THIS PEN HAS A BRAND VACUMATIC DIAPHRAGM. Flaws in the pen include one moderate "clip drag" and two or three tiny dents that are difficult to notice at casual glance. The "clip drag" is easily seen in the pictures. The writing sample is from the actual pen.
Some of the pictures in this listing were taken with my iphone. Some were taken under my studio hood. You'll be able to tell the difference. :))
COLOR - BLACK. This is a FULL SIZE Vacumatic, not a demi. Pen measures ~ 5 3/8" capped.
BARREL MARKED: Parker "51", Made In U.S.A, 8 "..." indicating production during the first quarter of 1948.
14CT NIB MARKED: Unknown.
CLIP: Traditional gold-filled Vacumatic split arrow, blue diamond clip. Little to no brassing even on high points. Difficult to see under magnification. Shows very well.
CAP MARKED: "Sterling Silver Made In USA." Vertical lines are visible, with normal use wear. One obvious spot of "clip drag", two or three tiny dents not easily noticed. Shows well.
FILLER: Traditional Vacumatic pump, new diaphragm. Filler clean and in excellent condition. See pictures.
PEN CLUTCH RING: Great condition. No brassing.
CAP JEWEL: Typical silver-gray with almost no crazing from age. FULLY INTACT. OTHERWISE GREAT CONDITION and consistent with age.
Pen is in very good condition overall. Appears to have had normal use and to have been well treated. No box. Barrel and shell are really nice. THIS IS A NICE FOUNTAIN PEN AND SHOWS EXTREMELY WELL. The Black color shines as it should. Very nice example of a Parker Vacumatic, Sterling silver cap, from 1948.
ABOUT TRIUMPH VINTAGE PENS
I am a collector/restorer of vintage fountain pens and I buy and sell from my private collection. My pens are meticulously restored and great care is taken to ensure their quality. I use only the highest quality modern tools, parts, and products from the world's most renowned vendors.
Vintage brands of interest include Parker 51 Aerometrics, Parker 51 Vacumatics, Parker Vacumatics, and Parker Duofolds.
I will not knowingly sell you a pen with a defect that affects usability or value without attempting to disclose and describe it completely and accurately, and I will not list any pen for sale that I would not be proud and prepared to use myself. I use them everyday!
The return policy on all our pens is simple: If you don't like it, send it back complete with all its parts in the condition you received it in within 14 days and I'll refund everything but the return shipping cost. Please email for an RMA and address prior to your return. I want you to be happy with your purchase.
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ABOUT THE RESTORATION OF THIS PEN
The pen you see in this listing is the actual pen you will receive.
This pen has been completely disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned. The nib has been delicately polished inside and out with a rouge cloth, using a tiny amount of Simichrome Polish if necessary. The nib slit has been carefully chased with an appropriately sized brass and plastic shim to remove any debris and the tines have been adjusted for proper ink flow and alignment using a 10x loupe. The feed channels, if any, have also been carefully cleaned to ensure proper flow.
The ink collector (the clear part with fins) has been cleaned using methods appropriate for its condition, sometimes including an ultrasonic bath in ammonia-based pen flush. Difficult stains are removed by hand using Koh-I-Noor Rapido-Eze pen cleaner. Many of these ink collectors cannot be cleaned to a perfectly clear state. This does not affect their functionality in any way.
The breather tube has been examined and cleaned of debris, both inside and out, and replaced if necessary. The connector on Aerometric pens (the black part between the ink collector and sac guard) has been carefully inspected and the threads chased by hand to remove any residual adhesive, ensuring an exact fit upon reassembly.
The metal sac guard (on pens that have one) has been hand-polished using a rouge cloth. The ink sac has been examined for defects, tested for leaks, and replaced if necessary. Many of these sacs literally last for decades and a large number of restorers do not routinely replace them. If a sac is not in excellent shape I will replace it without hesitation. The outside of the ink sac is then coated in 100% pure pharmaceutical grade talc to reduce friction with the sac guard.
The cap and clip have been examined, cleaned, and polished using a combination of methods and materials appropriate to the cap type (metal, cellulose, RHR, or Lucite) and condition. The clutch ring (on pens that have them) has been removed and hand polished. O-rings and other gaskets, when present, have been carefully checked for fit and function and replaced when necessary.
The hood/shell/section, barrel, and blind cap (on pens that have them) have been inspected and methodically hand-polished using a combination of materials depending on the pen’s original condition and composition.
All parts of the pen have been properly reassembled and checked for fit and functionality, including proper alignment of the section, nib, feed, collector and hood. The pen has been write-tested and adjusted as necessary for a lifetime of enjoyment. After write-testing and adjustment, the pen has been fully cleaned and rinsed with luke-warm water. With fountain pens, particularly vintage Parker 51s (both aerometrics and vacumatics), Parker Vacumatics, and Parker Duofolds, residual traces of ink may remain in the pen upon arrival. This is completely normal after restoring and write-testing a pen and does not affect the pen’s functionality. Given how these vintage pens are reassembled, it is impossible after write-testing to again fully disassemble them and remove every last trace of ink. The pen may in fact be damp upon arrival to you. Just rest assured and be comfortable that this is a natural side effect of write-testing and adjusting a vintage fountain pen after a complete restoration and service.
The pen will be packed inside a crush-proof PVC tube (or its own case when present) and shipped in a fully-padded flat rate US Postal Service box straight to your door!
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