Parker 61 9ct Gold - Perle Duo
Stock number: 5941
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Medium nib, Capillary fill system.
The Parker “61” was first launched in the UK in 1964. This particular example, issued in 1966 and discontinued in 1969 is the “61 Presidential”. This exceptional set, comprising fountain pen and propelling pencil, is made of 9ct gold. The weight of the fountain pen is 26g and the pencil 24g. As you can see from the montage they are well hallmarked. The elegant styling of the Parker "61" with its arrow pointing the way to the nib combined with the Parker grey pearl “jewel” in the cap crown of each item and on the end of the fountain pen barrel, combines to create a quite distinctive Parker design. Parker called the attractive pattern of lines and dots “Perlé” – it gives both items a bit of sparkle. The text around the cap lip on both carries the hallmark and states "Parker 61 Made in England". The pair is a good weight and balance in the hand and the nib has a smooth medium point. On unscrewing the fountain pen barrel you will find the Parker capillary filling mechanism. This is immersed in the ink to draw the ink into the filler by capillary attraction. This means that the pen can be filled without immersing the nib into the ink bottle. Whilst it depends on the owner to use and refill the pen on a regular basis (so preventing ink drying in the capillary filler), it is a reliable and clean filling method. Condition on both items is very good with very minor age wear and the barrel lozenge is clear of personalization. The capillary filler has been used to fill the fountain pen for testing and it is in working order. The expel/repel pencil is also in working order and currently has lead in the chamber. The replacement lead size is 0.9mm. The fountain pen measures 133mm with cap on and 142mm with cap on barrel end. The pencil is 129mm in length. The Parker “61” has a distinctive and elegant look and this, combined with a 9ct gold finish, make this an exceptional example of Parker at their best. It will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection but equally they will serve well as everyday writers. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may also select your method of payment. A currency converter tool is there to assist if required.
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