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Parker 25 Variations
Posted 07 May 2013 - 21:44
Here's the listing if anyone is interested:
Posted 10 May 2013 - 17:38
I have a flighter (stainless) set including the pencil, ball pen, and fountain pen. I never liked the styling a whole lot, but the fountain pen has been among the best FP writers that I have . It almost never skips, and has a broader nib.
Life is like a 10 speed bike, Most of us have gears we never use. Charles Schulz
Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:35
I have just listed a Parker 25 matt black automatic pencil on Ebay, which I bought from a pen shop in London around 1985-6 (I think) and it has been in a drawer ever since. Time for somone else to give it some TLC I think ...
Here's the listing if anyone is interested:
So it did £63 It seems my parkers are a better investment than real estate
Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:02
I bought a Parker 25 in its box, and it arrived this morning.
I thought people might like to see the box insert, in part because it lists which nibs were available for the 25 at the time of printing (pen is dated 1981, so I assume the insert was similarly dated.)
What I find interesting is they have used an illustration of a 45, rather than draw a new picture for the 25 insert!
Edited by Inkysloth, 20 May 2013 - 10:03.
Posted 08 April 2014 - 20:30
I’m new to this forum, although not new to the pen scene. I’m an ex Parker Toolmaker. I worked at the Newhaven plant, England. I’m pretty sure I’m the only ex Toolmaker using this forum, as I still know all the other Toolmakers to this day!
I play around with bits of pens and tooling and although I appreciate the older Parker pens, I only worked there between the 90’s and until it shut down so I am not knowledgeable when it comes to the older models as I’d like to be.
One particular model that has become a bit of an addiction is the 25. You can read what I believe is the most detailed and current information on the internet at my new website below. Any feedback would be appreciated and questions welcomed.
Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:16
Some more info on the P 25 timeline:
I've been through my pile because of Darryl's great site and some remarks of Keepsake in PM, because I0ve earlier dissected a P25 FP shell that had a full metal band.I thought, because I hadn't seen one on the orange version that it would be a later experiment. sadly, I never made o note from what pen that dissected shell was teken. Keepsake argued it must have been an MKI, briefly before the orange version was made. The metal on the dissected one was corroded by ink, and the corrosion issue might well have been the reason to chanfge to plastic lining. Going through te pile, I found a P25 MK I with this full metal band. So Keepsake is apparently right.
Further observation learns that there are three versions: first, the full metal band, later replaced by a plastic lined band and finally an extended, protruding plastic lining until production end. That makes it more plausible that the lining is a protection against corrosion.
Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:06
Good to see you on here as well Darryl! .... (bought a couple of items off yon Ebay)
I share your liking for the 25's ...
Posted 14 April 2014 - 14:48
Thank you very much for the observation and photos. Your probably correct regarding the corrosion and using plastic instead of metal. To modify the mould tool would not of been too hard, maybe only a week or so, but remember each mould tool had several cavities. So each cavity had to be modified or remade i.e.12, 18, 24 cavities per tool.