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VINTAGE PARKER 51 ROLLED SILVER BURGUNDY FOUNTAIN PEN
Oversized; Rolled Silver Gold Furniture; Aerometric; Circa 1950s
was £389.99
now £359.99 old ink pens
 
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VINTAGE PARKER "51" FOUNTAIN PEN

~ The Worlds Most Wanted Pen ~

~ Mark I Series ~ Oversize Large of Overall Length 5-5/8 inches ~

~ Rolled Silver Gold Furniture Cap ~ Aerometric ~ Burgundy ~ Circa 1950s ~

~ Serviced, Nice Overall Condition ~ 

 
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SUMMARY
 

Up here for auction is a vintage Parker "51" Mark I series fountain pen, which was manufactured in England 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 royal maroon color celluloid material. The cap is in ROLLED SILVER with Gold Furniture, in nice condition. There are no major faults on the pen, only showing minor wear due to age. The aerometric filling system is in working order. 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 – England
Colour: Burgundy
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: Rolled silver cap
Top Ring: Gold; Polished
Top Jewel: Silvery dome jewel top
Trim Pattern: Imprint Reads 'PARKER' and 'R.SILVER'
Pocket Clip: Parker arrow pocket clip; It is polished but still have certain brassings on the clip; It is 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: 14ct solid 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 MADE IN ENGLAND'
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 4 TIMES. HOLDING PEN POINT DOWN. WIPE POINT WITH SOFT TISSUE'
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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