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Parker "45" Fountain Pen - Jfk Presidential Memento

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#1 PensivePenPal

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 15:11

I recently came across one of my father's pens.  I searched Google and almost immediately came across the following link for a book that actually shows the pen on page 11:

 

"The Presidential Pen - the first fifty years"

 

http://www.loringpag...bookupdate.html

 

Apparently this was a memento pen.  Not sure if it was used in signing anything

 

My questions are:

  1. Has anyone ever seen this type of pen before?  For all I know it could be as common as a Bic pen from Wal-Mart or could be collectable
  2. If there might be come collectable value then...the pen is in excellent shape, but the cap looks like someone held it in their mouth and/or chewed on it.  Is there any kind of repair that could be made? (of course I mean a professional service provider not a home repair).

Any help is appreciated...Thanks!

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#2 pajaro

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 19:19

You might be able to find a new cap, black with chrome trim ought to be around somewhere. 


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#3 mitto

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 16:56

As pajaro said above, try to find a replacement black CT 45 cap for your pen.
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Posted 09 July 2016 - 17:04

Or you could find a suitable base and use it as a desk pen...



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Posted 09 July 2016 - 17:10

Or you could find a suitable base and use it as a desk pen...


That would be the best solution. A cap is, somewhat, redundant in case of a desk pen.
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Posted 09 July 2016 - 17:56

That would be the best solution. A cap is, somewhat, redundant in case of a desk pen.

 

Yes, but it allows you to cap your desk pen and put it away inked, knowing you can get it later, and it should write.  I have even capped a few and taken them to work.  It's a real enabler.


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Posted 09 July 2016 - 18:31

Yes, but it allows you to cap your desk pen and put it away inked, knowing you can get it later, and it should write.  I have even capped a few and taken them to work.  It's a real enabler.



I agree. Finding a cap for one's desk pen would be an added advantage as you say.

And I think in the instant case any 45 cap would do the job. Even a steel one taken from another 45 pen that is not in use at the time.

Edited by mitto, 09 July 2016 - 18:41.

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