Offered for your consideration is a well-preserved PARKER Model 51 fountain pen, c. This PARKER 51 features the iconic Flighter patternstainless steel cap and barrel with gold-filled trim ring and clip. It has the Aerometric filler system. So, please have take a look at my large photos and read the remaining description to decide if this venerable PARKER fountain pen should become part of your collection. As you probably know, the Model 51, designed in 1939, was named in recognition of PARKERs 51st anniversary and production began the following year. Manufactured for some 30 years in the U. This pen features the second version Aerometric filler with the FIRMLY 4 TIMES and SUPERCHROME INK imprint. This PARKER 51 Flighter is in clean, near excellent condition. It measures 5½ long with cap in place (a full 6 with cap posted atop) x ½ at widest not including the tasteful arrow clip which rests tight against the cap. The stainless steel cap and barrel are both in great shape with no dings or noteworthy scratches, just some light desktop scuffs and cap clutch marks on barrel from the years and a tiny nick on the finger grip section. Plus, the pearl-colored end jewel is in great shape, the cap to barrel press-fit is tight, and the nib section screws into the barrel securely. It’s quite nicely preserved overall. Whats more, the hooded solid gold nib is also in nice shape with no dent or splitting; it looks to be fine point but is not marked. The nib is slightly shifted to the left around the feed, as pictured, which Ive seen on other Model 51 pens used by heavy-handed lefties. Plus, the Aerometric-filler pli-glass bladder is still remarkably soft. I gave the pen a thorough rinsing in cool water to free most of the residual ink from the nib, feed, bladder, and cap. Though I havent filled the pen with ink, it effortlessly drew water up into the sac during cleaning so inking should be the same. As with other all-metal 51s Ive owned over the years, the Flighter has excellent balance, ample mass, and feels terrific in the handitll be a great writer for the new owner! As pictured and described, this splendid PARKER 51 Flighter fountain pen is offered at a competitive price. The item “Vintage PARKER Model 51 Flighter stainless steel fountain pen, c. 1956excellent” is in sale since Thursday, November 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Parker”. The seller is “sekula” and is located in Libertyville, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Material: read the description
- Brand: PARKER
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