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VINTAGE PARKER 51 FLIGHTER FOUNTAIN PEN PENCIL BOXSET (PK213)
Mark I Series; Mint Never Been Inked Before; Aerometric; Circa 1950s
was £999.99
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VINTAGE PARKER "51" FOUNTAIN PEN & PENCIL SET

~ The Worlds Most Wanted Pen ~ 

~ Complete SET with Original Outer Paper Box, Leather Case & Instruction Paper ~ 

~ Mark I Series ~ Oversize Large of Overall Length 5-1/2 inches ~

~ Minty Condition - Never Been Inked Before ~

 ~ FLIGHTER ~ Aerometric ~ Circa 1950s ~

~ Highly Collectible ~ Excellent Overall Condition ~

 
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SUMMARY
 

Up here for auction is a vintage Parker "51" Mark I series fountain pen and pencil set, which was manufactured in USA circa 1950s. The size of this Parker 51 is large, with overall length near 5-1/2 inches. The Parker "51" went into production in 1941, and remained a best-seller for decades thereafter. Perhaps no other fountain pen has been so unanimously acclaimed as a classic. Nor is it merely a triumph of styling - though it has a place in the Museum of Modern Art's design collection, and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy found it worthy of praise - for it is also one of the most robust and practical writing instruments ever made. This stylish Parker "51" Mark I series has been manufactured in stunning stainless steel with gold trim, often referred as 'FLIGHTER'. The pen set comes in complete set, including the outer paper box, leather case and instruction paper. The pen is in EXCELLENT MINTY condition; without any ding dent damage, only some minor wears due to age. The filler shows that the pen have never been inked before. This Parker "51" has a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of craftsmanship, technology and aesthetics. This is rare and very much sought after, of such a collectible and vintage pen in nice condition.

 
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SUMMARY
Model: Parker '51' - USA
Colour: Flighter
Overall Length: 5-7/16 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1950s
Filler Type: Aerometric
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
 
STORY
 
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The Parker Pen Company was founded in 1888 by George S. Parker, whose mission was to manufacture a better pen. The Parker Pen Company's tradition epitomizes the highest standards of craftsmanship, technology, and aesthetics.

The Parker 51 was named because research and development was completed in Parker's 51st year (1888-1939). Introduced in the US market in 1941, it soon became widely imitated by most pen manufacturers. None were successful to any significant degree in competing against the famed Parker 51. It was a revolutionary design when it debuted, advertised as 'Ten Years Ahead' of its time.

"Like a pen from another planet"....."So unique and so beautiful there is nothing to compare to it--so good it cannot be improved by any known method!"

 

The Parker 51 remained popular and can still claim the highest sales volume of any fountain pen. It is considered by most collectors to be the best pen ever made, and is truly recognizable throughout the world. In a poll by the Illinois Institute of Technology, it was voted the fourth best industrial design of the 20th century.

 
DESCRIPTION
 
fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Lustraloy cap
Top Ring: Gold
Top Jewel: Silvery grey jewel
Trim Pattern: Reads 'PARKER'
Pocket Clip: Parker gold arrow pocket clip; It is polished and adjusted to tight fit on your shirt.
Cap Screw: Push type
Work Done: The whole cap has been gently hand polished
fountain pen gold nib THE NIB
Material: 14ct gold, tipped with a specially developed Plathenium material
Grade: Medium
Imprint: N/A
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean
Work Done: The nib and feed has been cleaned to remove dried ink and residuals.
 
THE BARREL
Imprint: N/A
End Jewel: Silvery grey plastic jewel
Screw with Filler: Smooth
Screw with Cap: Push type
Lever: N/A
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour
 
THE FILLER
Type: Aerometric
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium
Work Done: The filling system has been tested
Functionality: Good
 
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