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Review - 1948 Parker 51 Vacumatic


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#1 CaptainDan

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:20

This is my first review ever, and I have a 51 Vac as my muse!

 

I did my best to abide by the rules and guidelines of this forum, but if I have strayed in any way, feel free to give me a good admonishing! :)

 

Also, I do apologize for my lackluster handwriting - one of the reasons I got into fountain pens in the first place is because I very much want to improve it.

 

 

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Pleasantly ensconced with another great pen:

 

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#2 CaptainDan

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 22:12

Bump!  I'd love feedback on this!



#3 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 22:50

Nice review :thumbup: However the 51 is not a pen for me because it is too thin and it has a too stiff nib


Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

#4 CaptainDan

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 22:55

Thanks!  To me the 51 is just right - as a matter of fact, it is the thickest pen I own (aside from a Jiinhao I purchased for the "lol" factor).  Sadly, I have never had the opportunity to indulge much in flex nibs, but perhaps it is because the pens I started on are stiff-nibbed and I know no other way :D.



#5 Montblanc owner and lover

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 22:57

euuuh it's nice but if you know that you have a bad handwriting(and i don't blame you for that mine is worse) why do you do a hand review??you should type your review and make just a shot with a writing sample to see how the pen write and it will be a lot easyer to read the review


A people can be great withouth a great pen but a people who love great pens is surely a great people too... Pens owned actually: MB 146 EF;Pelikan M200 SE Clear Demonstrator 2012 B;Parker 17 EF;Parker 51 EF;Waterman Expert II M,Waterman Hemisphere M;Waterman Carene F and Stub;Pilot Justus 95 F. Nearly owned: MB 149 B(Circa 2002);Conway Stewart Belliver LE bracket Brown IB.

#6 CaptainDan

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 00:32

For some perverse reason, public scrutiny tends to motivate me to improve, especially where my handwriting is concerned.  Call me something of a penmanship masochist. 



#7 watch_art

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 00:56

images are WAY too big.  can you resize?  make them say, 1000 pixels wide, reupload and I'll fix the post so it has the smaller images instead of these giants.  :)


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#8 CaptainDan

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:46

Gladly!  Apologies in advance!



#9 Sblakers

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 16:43

a few tips that might also be helpful- use a darker ink.  With the style of your handwriting the lighter blue makes it very difficult to read. Also-  lined paper might help because you have a tendency to vary the heights of your words which when coupled with the light ink makes it very difficult to read.  



#10 lovemy51

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:21

nice pen, of course.

 

your cuneiform characters are fine too!! 



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 19:08

Thanks for the review. The Parker 51 is not my favorite pen because it is thin, ie, its diameter is too small for me. I suffered a series of strokes about a year back, and I tend to favor pens that a lot bigger.

Having said that, I own 3 Parker 51s, which I use for when I just need to jot down short notes.

It is an iconic pen, and I hope to be able to use mine soonas soon as I recover from the aftereffects of  my stroke.








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