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"parker" 51 In Sheaffer Blue Plastic


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#1 falarcon

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 18:02

After a long while of watching these pens offered by Bob Novak, (www.nycpens.com) and since he was down to the last of 14 made, I decided to take the plunge and order the last one.

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I have always been very fond of the Sheaffer 3-25 balance pens in blue, blue and white. The Parker 51 is a Vacumatic model made by Lynn Sorgatz. The finish on the pen is of great quality, the pen uses Parker 51 original parts but looks and feels like a real Parker 51. Filling is a Vacumatic with plastic pump, and works as expected on a Vacumatic.
The feed seemed originally to not be aligned and the pen would skip after a line or so. A quick call to Bob, and he had the pen fixed by Brad Torelli. Now it works like a charm!

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The Pen is sold without a cap, but Bob offers a wide selection of Parker 51 caps, some made by Brad Torelli and some made by Ariel Kullock. I decided on a Kullock cap that was unusual and I felt complemented the plastic. Working with Bob was great, he was willing to photograph the different available caps for me to select.

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I am delighted with the pen and had a great experience with the seller.
Finally a picture of the Vacumatic with an original Sheaffer set that allows to compare the plastic and the two very different looking pens.

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In use today: MB LeGrand Pettit Prince and Aviator, Pelikan M100N, Conid First Production Run demonstrator.

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#2 Uncle Red

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 18:54

That looks great, what nib did you get?

#3 falarcon

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 19:21

Its a medium fine nib.
In use today: MB LeGrand Pettit Prince and Aviator, Pelikan M100N, Conid First Production Run demonstrator.

#4 joss

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 22:41

The colors on your pen are really stunning! A very beautiful pen and a great eyecatcher too, congratulations.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 20:50

Yes - that is a great material and a really nice cap. :thumbup:
Dayne






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