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#1 Lapi0

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 17:39

Hello all,

can anyone give me some information for this pen?

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I bought it here in Chile late in 80s or early 90s.

It was made in France and has PL imprinted on cap. 1987 ?

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I seem to remember that it was offered as an Insignia model.Not sure at all.

Thanks in advance for your help and Happy New Year to all.

Edited by Lapi0, 31 December 2011 - 17:40.

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#2 hari317

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 17:43

Parker 95
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#3 Lapi0

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 18:00

Hello hari317,

thanks a lot.
I think we are lucky in these days. An answer from India to Chile so fast and accurate.
Thanks again.
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#4 hari317

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 18:09

Beautiful pictures Lapi0. The pen is very well preserved. I wish I could say the same about the pens that I used in the 80s.

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#5 algabatz

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 14:09

Hello hari317,

thanks a lot.
I think we are lucky in these days. An answer from India to Chile so fast and accurate.
Thanks again.


And info from Sweden ;-)

/Tony

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 17:42

And from the UK!
I agree with hari317 it's a Parker 95.

#7 Lapi0

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 19:13

Hello FP friends all around the world,

thanks to your kind help I know that I own a beautiful pen Parker 95 stainless steel or Flighter.

According to data I have reviewed so far, this model began production in 1988.

My present doubt is that cap is imprinted with PL, which corresponds, as I understand, to third quarter of 1987.

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Is it possible that Parker company has used some caps previously made for Arrow model with modifications on clip and tassie for this new pen?

Greetings in this new year.

Some links of interest (at least for me)


http://parkerpens.net/parker95.html

(thanks Tony, nice job you are doing)



http://www.penhero.c...er/Parker95.htm

(A review from Mr.Mamoulides for this pen)



http://www.fountainp...r-95-date-code/

http://www.fountainp..._1#entry2013061
(two old threads here about date issues)
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#8 grandpasmurf

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:18

It is an early 95 as the nib unit is the same as the one from the arrow, I have a 95 that i bought in 1994 and the nib is slightly different, the 'parker' inscription was dropped and there is a small cut out on the back of the feed (much like the vector). the other difference is that later 95's were sodl with the twist type piston converter, the converter in yours is the same as the one that I got with my earliest arrow (1982 Q4). Interestingly the date code PL is the same on my GT 95 Flighter. The opinion that parker used up spares of arrow caps does sound reasonable, even though my cap has '95' stamped on it, but there could be a logical explanation:

The main weakness of the arrow is the 2 piece pocket clip, prone to sprains and breaking welds, so it is likely that there would be a considerable number of spare clipless arrow caps that could be used up in production of the 95

Also there is a reason the 95 came into being - not only does the design distance the pen further from the cheapie vectors and bring it more up to date, it also resolves the main problem with the arrow therefore reducing the number of pens being repaired under guarantee and saving money!

The only other issue with these pens that i can find is the band that holds the cap on can wear down and the cap becomes loose. I have heard people complain about drying out issues, but I have 5 Arrows/95's with different converters and have never had this problem.

Gramps :)






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