Parker 51 Teal Blue + Rolled Silver Cap
Stock number: 5942
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Medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
This vintage fountain pen - the Parker “51”, was launched in England by Parker in the early 50’s. Its aerodynamic design has made it a classic and the plaudits it has received over the years both in terms of design and reliability are well deserved. It has been marketed as “51…the world’s most wanted pen”. This particular version, rarer than most, has a body in a colour Parker termed Teal Blue and the sought after rolled silver cap with rolled gold clip. This particular cap was introduced in 1952 and it is believed to have been produced only in England. It carries the text “Parker R. Silver” and this dates it as an early cap c1952. It comes with a smooth Parker 51 medium point nib that interestingly states “Parker England B.P. 1951” – so it is quite likely that this is the original nib at manufacture. Condition of both pen and cap is good with some age wear to the rolled silver cap as can be seen in the montage. The aerometric filling system is often termed "squeezebox" and is a very simple method of filling the pen with ink by unscrewing the barrel to expose a metal shell covering the ink sac - just press the metal bar and release up to five times and this vintage pen is ready to use. It measures 136mm with cap on and 151mm with cap on barrel end. The Parker "51" was an outstandingly popular fountain pen in its day and it remains a stylish and extremely good “work horse” today. 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.
Source: Parker “51” – David and Mark Shepherd.
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