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Pentooling Parker 51 Parts

Parker 51 pen

The caps were pristine, and it had a jewel at the end of the barrel, instead of the usual rounded ends I had seen. The small digit denotes the year of making for the barrel. There are no O-rings on the vacumatic fillers. The Demi pens were not made in this style. The world premier took place in January 1941. Sterling silver and coin silver caps were also available, but were discontinued before the introduction of the simplified arrow clip and Aerometric filler.

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The Parker 51 — The Pen Addict

Parker 51 pen

Most versions are made with lucite, which, at the time of production, was a relatively new substance and certainly attracted a lot of attention. The Aero-metric fillers are a bit easier, but the presence of the breather tube still makes complete expulsion of the sac contents challenging. The outer threads of these replacement bushings are the same size as those used for both sizes of inner bushing hole. There were no double jewelled Demis produced either. This was a workhorse pen, used when fountain pens were daily tools. All Aerometric pens were single-jeweled.

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Vintage Pen Catalog: Parker 51

Parker 51 pen

If you have a Presidential with someone's name engraved or an otherwise damaged or missing barrel, this may be a find for you. Aerometric Filling System Introduced in 1948, this is one of the two filling systems used by the Parker 51. To this day, its shape and design remain widely recognizable and it seems to never become dated. Fine thread for standard size 51s. Another innovation was the slip cap i. This unit will only work with a piston converter and not a cartridge and not other converters.

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The Parker 51 — The Pen Addict

Parker 51 pen

Much like its predecessor, the Vacumatic, the 51 was made in a huge number of styles, which changed throughout the lifespan of the model. These sacs were also in a see through material which allowed one to see how much ink that was left in the pen. The sac was encapsuled inside a metal tube on which a metal pressure bar was mounted. No custom engravings or personalization. The ink is held inside of a rubber sac and there is no actual spring inside, but rather a springy steel bar that goes across the sac, which would press it down and then return to its original position to suck ink inside. Vacumatic and Aerometric Parker 51s The Parker 51 is a first introduced in 1941. These were however produced side by side with the standard line.

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Parker 51 pen

Clean caps with no dents or dings. Very nice, sharp cap with no dents or dings. I had caught the pen-collecting bug. I walked out of his house a very happy man, not really knowing what I had bought, except that it was the best looking pen and pencil set I had ever seen. Months later, I saw a classified ad in an antiques newspaper, advertising old fountain pens for sale. In addition, the test market pens had a steel nib, unlike the 14k gold nib used in later production pens.

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“51” History

Parker 51 pen

This was specially useful with the 51 pens because it was released alongside new, quick-drying inks. By giving the pen a number instead of a name, Parker avoided the problem of translating a name into other languages. The least innovative aspect of the 51 at least originally was its filling system: Parker re-used the system from their Vacumatic fountain pen. The later ones are not removable. This is an uncatalogued cap and is always found with a nickel plated blue diamond clip and on a 1944 barrel such as this one.

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Vintage Pen Catalog: Parker 51

Parker 51 pen

Ballpoint is in good shape with no dents or dings. This version was made for only 2 years. On the return it will fill the interior with ink. Leave a Comment or Ask a Question If you want to identify an item, try posting it in. Made in England with Christian Olsen stamp on barrel Danish distributor. Today, collectors around the world include this fountain pen in their pen arsenal, not only for its historical value but for its continued usefulness.

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