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Parker 45 Set
Posted 05 December 2012 - 17:44
Posted 05 December 2012 - 19:09
I've got Pelikan Royal Blue in it for starters. It writes smoothly. All good!
Posted 05 December 2012 - 19:51
Posted 05 December 2012 - 20:00
Does it have a steel nib or a gold one?
The nib is a steel medium. It wasn't *that* good of a deal!
Edited by majorworks, 05 December 2012 - 20:00.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:55
Posted 06 December 2012 - 13:30
P45s are one of the best bargains going today and are great writers as well.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 14:33
Just acquired my first Parker 45 with a SS nib, a silver cap, gold clip and navy body. It cost $15. After cleaning it, I installed a cartridge. Once the ink was "drawn" out with an occasional water dip, it writes smoothly...no skips, jumps or other problems. I am not sure if I will like the pressure fit cap as compared to a screw on type cap. I am not sure what these sell for, but I believe I got a fair deal. My newest "addiction" grows.....
I'd always heard that 45s were great little pens, and our mutual experience bears that out. I, too, am on the fence about the cap. Can any of the more experienced 45 owners comment on whether the fit of the cap loosens up a little over time? With mine, I have to give it a pretty good push to get the cap all the way on, and likewise a firm tug to get it off.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 18:33
The 45 is, to my mind, a much under-appreciated Parker series; particularly those produced in the era when Parker was more focused on the 51, 61, 75etc., as the "better" end of the line. They were, but, there was a lot of good engineering and build quality in the 45 line. If you look at the history of the 45, it "crept up" to the middle to upper middle end of the Parker pen line over time, while still maintaining its "schoolpen" base.
Again, it sounds as if you've got a really nice pen.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:05
Posted 10 December 2012 - 00:14
Posted 10 December 2012 - 00:48
First, for $20 you got a heck of a good deal. Next, I wish everyone would stop extolling the virtues of Parker 45s! If more people appreciate these pens, then more people will buy them. That would be bad...because I want them all!
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:26
It is pretty normal in my experience for the pencil eraser to be too dried out to use. If you want to replace it, I have found that the vinyl eraser from a Bic disposable pencil is a pretty close fit in many cases. A regular size Autopoint pencil eraser is another option. It is a bit too large in diameter, but is soft enough to shave down and make fit pretty easily.
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
-- Prov 25:2
Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:51
Posted 12 December 2012 - 17:35
The same neighbor from whom I acquired the 45 set tells me she's got another Parker of some flavor and a Sheaffer to show me. She's not a pen person so she couldn't describe them well or name models. I'll report back when I've had a chance to check them out.