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Did any "51"s have a simplified aero filler


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#1 amin

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 23:43

I was thinking of buying a pen in an auction. The pics are terrible. Can anyone tell me if this filling mechanism was seen on any of the regular "51"s? I don't see the work "Special" in the pic, so I am a bit confused. The pics don't show whether the jewel is black or what the nib is made of. Thanks, Amin

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#2 RonB

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 00:05

The demi model, except for the first year (1948?), also used the same filler as the Special. the demi is only about 5 inches vs. about 5 3/8 inches capped for the "regular".

Sometimes, the ebay people don't know enough or care enough to label a "51" a "51" Special or a "51" Demi.
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 00:25

Ah, I had forgotten that the aero demis had that type of filler. I also missed that the description had been revised to include the length, which confirms that this is a demi. Thanks Ron, Amin

Edited by amin, 20 April 2006 - 00:27.







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