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VINTAGE PARKER 51 COCOA OVERSIZE FOUNTAIN PEN PENCIL SET (PK080)
BOXSET; 12K Gold Filled; Blue Diamond; Circa 1950s
was £589.99
now £459.99
 
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VINTAGE PARKER "51" FOUNTAIN PEN & PENCIL SET

~ The Worlds Most Wanted Pen ~

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

~ Comes with Original Parker Leather Gift Box ~

~ RARE ~ 1 1/10 12K Gold Filled ~ COCOA Color ~

~ Aerometric ~ Circa 1950s ~

~ Serviced, Excellent Writer, 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 Canada 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 wirting instruments ever made. This stylish Parker "51" Mark I series has been manufactured in stunning 1/10 12K GOLD FILLED CAP with highly sought after COCOA barrel. This is a RARE version of Parker "51", Canadian made. The pen set comes with it original Parker Leather gift box. The pen set is in EXCELLENT TO MINTY condition; without any ding dent damage, only very minor wears due to ageThe aerometric filling system is very clean seems barely inked and in working order; and the pencil is also in working condition. 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" Mark I series – Canada
Colour: Cocoa
Overall Length: 5-1/2 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1950s
Filler Type: Aerometric
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
 
STORY
 
fountain pen history 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 12K Gold filled cap
Top Ring: Gold
Top Jewel: Silvery cocoa dome jewel top
Trim Pattern: Reads 'PARKER' & '1/10 12K GOLD FILLED'
Pocket Clip: Gold Parker 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 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: N/A
End Jewel: N/A
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: Aerometric
Imprint: Reads 'PARKER "51" TO FILL PRESS RIBBED BAR FIRMLY 6 TIMES. USE DRY-WRITING SUPERCHROME INK. PARKER PEN CO LTD. MADE IN CANADA''
Ink Storage: Medium storage; Easy to handle aerometric filling mechanism
Work Done: The metal part of the filler mechanism has been polished. Talcum powder has been applied on the ink sac to prevent it sticking with the metal part of the filler system. The ink sac and the filler mechanism has been tested to ensure its full working order.
Functionality: Excellent
 
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