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#1 jgysenbergs

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:53

Evergreen of evergreens: the Parker 45. This one complete in black with a gold nib. This version, but with the steel nib, was my first pen in 1962.

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#2 landrover

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:19

I used a Parker 45 Flighter for much of the time at School, and all of the University years, on a daily basis.
That was in the 1960's. It still writes perfectly.

#3 inkstainedruth

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 14:36

I picked up a 45 GT Deluxe this summer in an antiques mall -- not mint condition but a sweet writer. Love love love it! That 14K M nib is smooooooth.... :cloud9: And I like that I can do my own maintenance on it easily (thanks to a video link that someone on the Parker Forum steered me to when I was posting photos and asking for information).
Right now, I'm taking the easy route and just refilling it with Quink Black, and trying to decide what other inks would go well in it.
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#4 Bearcat

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 15:16

A true classic pen....I have a half-dozen or more and very often give them away to folks wanting to try out a fountain pen.
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#5 robofkent

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 15:27

A SS Flighter 45 with gold trim was my only FP for awhile in the late 90s and it had a very smooth nib!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 16:40

A black 45 and a flighter 45 are in my permanent rotation, I think I have 14 of them at last count. Great pens that are underrated, to bad Parker stopped making them.

#7 robofkent

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 14:41

I've just purchased my 4th Parker 45. I wish I still had my original 45 but the examples I have now are just as great.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 19:34

45 looks great in black. I own burgundy and flighter versions. You have got an interesting ξ in your greek letters :)
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#9 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:55

Gorgeous.

I had a stainless steel 45 ballpoint - my favorite ballpoint ever. Alas it got lost. :(

Perhaps I will have an opportunity to acquire a 45 FP someday.

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#10 79spitfire

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:47

45s rock! Smooth and reliable. I love all of mine! I hope they stay under rated and under appreciated! (That way I can always get more, CHEAP!) :roflmho:

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 23:54

Great pen, and nice writing!

@79Spitfire - Amen to that, long live the $15 P45!

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#12 jgysenbergs

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:38

45 looks great in black. I own burgundy and flighter versions. You have got an interesting ξ in your greek letters :)

Yes indeed, I had the xi the wrong way around. My classic Greek is a bit rusty, it was almost 40 years ago I studied your beautiful language.
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 13:13

i ordered one recently in a search for something cheaper to replace my platinum pen, which broke in the section... but lucky me the Parker 45 got lost during transit... :angry:

#14 79spitfire

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 19:23

i ordered one recently in a search for something cheaper to replace my platinum pen, which broke in the section... but lucky me the Parker 45 got lost during transit... :angry:

Sorry, hope it turns up...

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#15 nickapos

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 22:48

45 looks great in black. I own burgundy and flighter versions. You have got an interesting ξ in your greek letters :)

Yes indeed, I had the xi the wrong way around. My classic Greek is a bit rusty, it was almost 40 years ago I studied your beautiful language.


Yes, it is a bit inverted, but still easily recognizable and quite elegant.

I have been using one of my burgundy 45's for the last couple of weeks in the office, and noticed that it does not dry easily if left uncapped. I guess this is one of the not so obvious features of the pen, it is the semi hooded nib that makes all the difference.
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#16 Gilberto Castaneda

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 00:04

Great pen.
I bought mine in 1973, still use it.
It is a SS with golden trim and steel nib, Richard Binder made a lovely Itali-Fine that has a good line variation.
Always on a Skrip Brown diet, it was the only ink color other that black and blue that I could get in my neck of the woods, now not even that, only black and brown.
I have to go to Mexico City for inks.

All the best,

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