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1945 Parker Vacumatic Major -- Black Sold

Price - $90.00

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Looking to sell or trade one of my Parker Vacumatics.
  • It's an all-black model with the classic ///\\\///\\\ cap band pattern.
  • No visible brassing.
  • Only light wear on pen; no gouges or cracks in the celluloid.
  • Bind cap lines up very well with the body.
  • Jewel intact and not damaged
  • Imprint is very readable but a tiny bit worn towards the end.
  • Imprint was filled in to demonstrate legibility.
  • No personalisations on cap or body
  • Transparency is a very strong red; light required to see through.
  • Some scratches on inside of barrel
  • Pump functions well.
  • Nib is a rigid fine with lots of tipping material. Has some spring as most gold nibs do but not a flexible nib.
  • Ink capacity of 2.5mL!
  • Newly restored on  August 2014. Replaced improper diaphragm from pervious restorer which caused pump to stick; Holds water, does not leak, dip test writes smoothly and without skipping.
  • Cap band is tight but a little off-venter with the clip.
Great pen to pick up for either display or use. Large ink capacity is great for students!
Shipping is $15 with tracking anywhere in North America. Sorry to anyone overseas but tracked shipping is upwards of $40 and I do not believe it would be worth paying. If you absolutely must have this pen and live in Europe and are willing to pay $40-60 in shipping let me know, I guess.
I would also consider trading the pen for another pen. Ideally a Parker 51 Vac, another Vacumatic, or a Striped duofold vacumatic but I'm open to hearing other offers from other vintage brands.

Update 5 August, 2014: Pump action was a bit sticky so I decided to take it apart and apparently the previous 'restorer' used an OS diaphragm. I have fixed this problem and replaced the improper diaphragm with a brand new standard sized diaphragm on 5 August, 2014. Pump action works even better now. Will not need replacement for years now. Upon disassembly I discovered that the section threads have a chip (the threads that go inside the pen and are not viewable). This causes no problems with section removal or with replacement. No leaking at all. I do not think it would be smart to use a knockout block to remove the nib and feed in the future. New breather tube installed, too.
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Further item information (esp. Pens)

  • Brand and Model Added brand(s) and model(s)
  • LE and/or Serial Number Info No LE, pen(s) not numbered
  • Nib Size XXF / EEF (Extra-Extra Fine)
  • Restoration status Unrestored - In original condition or new

Shipping & Handling

  • Condition Outstanding / Excellent - Well preserved, some signs of use and wear
  • Payment PayPal
  • Shipping From Canada - Ontario
  • Shipping To World

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