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"51" Nib Size - Help, Please!

parker 51 parker nib width help please

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#1 kanaka


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 21:30

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls -


I'm trying to identify the nib thickness for this burgundy "51." At first I thought it was a wet, wet medium nib, but I'm starting to wonder if it might actually be broader than the average medium. Rhodia paper, with a fine on the right.


Any help or insight would be much appreciated!

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 21:54

Looks like a very juicy 'Broad'; 0.7 - 0.8mm.


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 22:39

I agree, judging by the tipping, it looks like a broad.


Is the pen American or English-made?

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#4 kanaka


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 00:02

I agree, judging by the tipping, it looks like a broad.


Is the pen American or English-made?


For the life of me I haven't been able to find any markings that show origin. There's nothing on the barrel and on the sac protector it doesn't say "Made in" or anything:







Everything else looks normal - formerly frosted cap, pearlescent jewel, black plastic tip at the end of the filler, etc.

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 00:45

Oooh, lucky you to find this! I too think it's a broad. 


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 03:43

If you have a Parker 51 nib gauge just check it.  (Funny ain't I.)


I'm going with Medium.

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 03:58

This is the best photo I could get of mine. [11 year old camera, no other equipment, no cellphone, no discernible skills] Sorry!




The paper is Rhodia 5x5 grid, for reference measurement.

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