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VINTAGE PARKER 51 DOUBLE JEWEL FOUNTAIN PEN
Oversize; 16K Gold Filled; Blue Diamond; Circa 1950s
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VINTAGE PARKER "51" DOUBLE JEWEL FOUNTAIN PEN

~ The Worlds Most Wanted Pen ~

~ LARGE OVERSIZE of Overall Length 5-1/2 inches ~

~ Blue Diamond on the Pocket Clip - Representing Parker's Warranty ~

~ RARE ~ 1/10 16K Gold Filled Cap ~ Maroon Color ~

~ Vacumatic ~ Circa 1950s ~

~ Serviced, Excellent Writer, Nice Overall Condition ~ 

 
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SUMMARY
 

Up here is a vintage Parker "51" Double Jewel oversize Mark I series fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1950s. The pen is large and bold of overall length 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 wirting instruments ever made. This stylish Parker "51" SPECIAL Mark I series has been manufactured in stunning maroon celluloid material. The pen bears a 1/10 16K gold filled cap, with a blue diamond on the top, representing Parker's lifetime warranty. The cap is in good condition, without any dings and dents, only showing minor sign of usage. The vacumatic filling system is in good working order. This Parker "51" has a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of craftsmanship, technology and aesthetics. The pen has been serviced. The pen writes a medium to broad line smoothly. This is rare and very much sought after, of such a collectible and vintage pen in excellent condition.

 
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SUMMARY
Model: Parker "51" Double Jewel Mark I series – USA
Colour: Maroon
Overall Length: 5-1/2 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1950s
Filler Type: Vacumatic
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: 1/10 16K Gold filled cap
Top Ring: Gold
Top Jewel: Silvery domed jewel top in tassie
Trim Pattern: Reads '1/10 16K GOLD FILLED MADE IN U.S.A.'
Pocket Clip: Gold Parker arrow pocket clip with 'PARKER' and a blue diamond embossed; 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 to restore its shiny condition
fountain pen gold nib THE NIB
Material: Gold
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: Reads 'PARKER "51" MADE IN U.S.A.' with date code '5'
End Jewel: Silvery domed jewel top in tassie
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
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THE FILLER
Type: Vacumatic
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium storage; Easy to handle aerometric filling mechanism
Work Done: The ink sac and the filler mechanism has been tested to ensure its full working order.
Functionality: Good
 
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