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Parker 51 - What? :)


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#1 watch_art

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:33

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Yes!  My third and probably last Parker 51 ever. 

Huh?  The first one was nice, great writer (not as good as this one) but it was an UGLY green.  I couldn't stand to look at it.  The next one was a parts pen, black, red blind cap, broad nib.  I think it had a name engraved on it.  Gave it to an FPNer.  I think he liked it.  I just didn't like looking at it.  This one?  Oh my GAWD what a fantastic wet medium nib.    It sings!

 

How did I come to own this pen?  A good friend of mine collects 51s and I asked if he had any for sale.  He said he wouldn't sell any pens to me.  Huh? 

 

He GAVE it to me!  YEeha!  :)  Thanks!

 

And he couldn't have picked a better color.  It's a sort of blue/gray and I absolutely love it.

 

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That's the nib.  It's a wet medium and it's OH SO NICE.  I really like it.  The cap is in the back there.  It's made of metal.  :P  (I've had too much coffee tonight)

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This is my pen again.  I like it.  :)

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This is my pen posted.  I don't post it much though.  It's so comfy unposted.  Man what a nice pen. 

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Aero filler.  Yes that means it's the right kind of 51.  ;)  I'm not a huge fan of the vac filler.  Why not?  I dunno.  I like this one better though.  Maybe it's just the line of the blind cap in the end of the barrel that bugs me.  But I don't like them much.  Maybe if I had a nice double jewel or something I'd change my mind.  :)  Maybe I should get one of those fantasy Kullock pens one day.  I like yellow, green, and fun patterns (in case any of you are doing your Christmas shopping early)  Heheheh...  :P

 

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#2 Wolverine1

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:36

A good Parker 51 is a joy to write with. Congratulations, Shawn!!!!

 

BTW, does your friend, the Parker 51 collector, accepting any new friends?:):):)



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:53

Congratulations! I've also just recently came into a 51- it was my Dad's. My mother remembered he had one. Well, after 21 years, it still writes beautifully!

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:58

Your a pen turner, why not turn a replacement for that ugly green barrel?  You've turned so many beautiful pen, you must have a nice blank laying around.



#5 Brian C

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:03

Don't get Shawn started turning 51 barrels. I might as well just hand over my paycheck at that point.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:05

Very nice!  You're lucky to have such a generous friend.  I've been given several pens, but not anything like that.  

Yeah, 51s are the real deal.  All the stuff people say about them -- that's not hype.  It's no wonder that Parker sold, what, 20 million of them....

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:59

I've fallen in love with 51s.  Yours is a very handsome fellow!


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 22:34

You have to love the Parker 51!  A little piece of history, a wonderful pen to write with, a relatively easy pen to work on, and a joy to share.  I just checked my pen case and am surprised that I now own 7.

 

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 22:50

I am sincerely simpathetic.  You can't have one of my Parker 51's either.  Sorry.

Are you looking a for a Parker 51 fountain pen, or a cheap Parker 51 fountain pen.

The former gets about one hundred sixty-five bucks, and the latter is extremely

rare. 

 

Good hunting.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 00:35

Yep, that's a beaut, very nice colour. New sac too, by the look of it.

 

It's always nice to see when generosity comes full circle, the wheels of the Universe a-turning. Enjoy that baby!


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#11 watch_art

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 00:38

:)


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:30

Is this a UK pen?

 

I was recently given some pens including a trio of P51 Aeros that my friend's father brought from Ireland many years ago.  I returned one to my friend and passed on the other one to a deserving person.  These two were fine nibs but mine is a lovely medium.  More of a medium/ broad and very smooth.  Apparently this is typical of the UK pens vs the US pens.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:41

it is more of a braod than a medium I suppose - but that may be how it's set up plus the ink/paper combo.

I don't know where it's from - there are no marks on the barrel.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:45

Lucky you! Lovely pictures. 



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:09

That's an odd thing, I prefer my Vacumatic 51. I think it's kind of exotic in comparison with the aero. No other pen I have matches it for reliability and it's smooth all over. You keep yours Shawn and I'll keep mine



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:19

I got my first 51 in about 2 weeks,it's the classic aerometric black with gold filled cap. Yours is very nice and i love this colour too..


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