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#1 baz666

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 22:48

Hi all

I recently acquired this pen but I was wondering does it have a model name?

Length is 117mm capped and 137mm posted, O.D of cap is about 14mm at widest point.


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Anyone have any ideas?

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#2 rico11

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 23:28

It looks like a Parker vac from the thirties. I've never seen one from France. It's a nice looking pen and a great nib. I'm guessing but it looks like it could be somewhat rare and worth learning more about. Wish I could be more helpful but I've not seen exactly that model.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:44

Hi Paul
I'd call it a Duofold. Looks like the English NS model from the '40s although rather a small one. A really unique find I would think, would have had to have an 18ct nib as most European countries don't consider 14ct as "real" gold. I haven't come accross one like that before. Apparently Parker had a factory in the north of France that also made the more modern but rather difficult to find "35", a pen similiar to the "75".

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:30

Hi Paul
I'd call it a Duofold. Looks like the English NS model from the '40s although rather a small one. A really unique find I would think, would have had to have an 18ct nib as most European countries don't consider 14ct as "real" gold. I haven't come accross one like that before. Apparently Parker had a factory in the north of France that also made the more modern but rather difficult to find "35", a pen similiar to the "75".

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I think I have some French 61s somewhere.
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#5 antonio ilmonaco

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 21:52

Hello,

This is a french-made Parker pen. Those have been produced under the Parker and Plexor brands. There are three sizes, yours appear to be the medium one. These pens were produced with 14k gold, 18k gold, and steel nibs depending on the year of manufacture. There are one, two, and three band caps.
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Other french-made parkers include Plexor striped vacumatics, Parker VS with specific cap clip, and the much sought after DJ P51 with short blind cap.
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All the best,
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 15:57

Hello,

This is a french-made Parker pen. Those have been produced under the Parker and Plexor brands. There are three sizes, yours appear to be the medium one. These pens were produced with 14k gold, 18k gold, and steel nibs depending on the year of manufacture. There are one, two, and three band caps.
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Other french-made parkers include Plexor striped vacumatics, Parker VS with specific cap clip, and the much sought after DJ P51 with short blind cap.
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All the best,
Antonio




Thanks for all the Info guys

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 19:10

I have no idea what it is but that is beautiful material!

Congratulations.

#8 baz666

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 19:39

I have no idea what it is but that is beautiful material!

Congratulations.



Thanks Glenn

This pen is a little outside my collecting spectrum.

However, it looked so nice I had to have it.

I guess I will be keeping it for a while :rolleyes:

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Paul.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 00:18

By coincidence I found a black one of these at a market (in the UK) this morning. Its a sweet little thing that feels like it should be called a New Style Lady Duofold - although of course it's not. Like you, not really what i collect, but fits in nicely with what I accumulate (i.e. any vintage pen) so I shall be keeping mine also. I might post a picture when I have cleaned it up a little.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 16:23

Hi all

I recently acquired this pen but I was wondering does it have a model name?

Length is 117mm capped and 137mm posted, O.D of cap is about 14mm at widest point.


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Anyone have any ideas?

Regards
Paul.

Looks like you bought a FAKE Vacuumatic clone. Parker vac made in France??????????????

bbbiswas

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 16:57

Hi all

I recently acquired this pen but I was wondering does it have a model name?

Length is 117mm capped and 137mm posted, O.D of cap is about 14mm at widest point.


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Anyone have any ideas?

Regards
Paul.

Looks like you bought a FAKE Vacuumatic clone. Parker vac made in France??????????????

bbbiswas


What is your basis for this conclusion?

#12 skybird

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 21:56

I like the button filler, and coupled with the NS duo style in that plastic - something I'm going to look for now ;-)
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#13 Hugh200au

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:56

Hi all

I recently acquired this pen but I was wondering does it have a model name?

Length is 117mm capped and 137mm posted, O.D of cap is about 14mm at widest point.


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Anyone have any ideas?

Regards
Paul.

Looks like you bought a FAKE Vacuumatic clone. Parker vac made in France??????????????

bbbiswas


For a start it's not a vacumatic!! It's a rather standard button filler, similiar to Parker Duofolds from the '20s and found on a lot of pens as an alternative to a lever filler. Secondly Parker have a manufacturing facility in France, having made among others the rather rare Parker 35 as well as the 61, VS and 51 as mentioned in earlier posts, and these. Thirdly this a rather standard Parker design ( for the what of a better description, NS Duofold style )and as most European countries don't consider anything less than 18ct as gold, the nib is 18ct. You will find a number of American made pens with 18ct nibs ( I have an Eversharp Doric with an 18ct adjustable nib), these where all destined for export to Europe etc.
Bottom line...it's genuine...and a nice find

Regards
Hugh






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