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Which Parker Models Should I Add To My Collection?

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#1 teryg93

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 14:10

After returning to the fountain pen world a year or so ago, I started trying out lots of pens. I've tried maybe a dozen brands, but my favorites are still Parkers. I'm thinking now that I'd like to add Parkers to my collection, instead of picking up this or that other brand to try.

I inherited a couple of Parker 51s that I use sometimes but don't love. The 51 is a little thicker and heavier than I like. They also have M nibs and I've discovered that my small handwriting does better with F or even, occasionally, EF nibs. 

I really like the Rialto/88 model, as far as thickness and weight. I'd like more of those, but not only those. 

What Parker models would you recommend that are similar to the Rialto/88 in thickness and weight? 

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 14:47

I am not familiar with the 88/Rialto, but if you want a slimmer Parker than the 51 then the 45 comes to mind. It was made by the millions over decades in a vast array of finishes and nib types, is inexpensive and an excellent writer.

 

You could also go further back in vintage to the Challengers and Vacumatics, for example.



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 17:59

Parker 180, Parker Classic FP and Patker 45.
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Posted 08 July 2017 - 19:49

Thanks! Looks like the 45 should go to the top of the list. 



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 12:32

Parker 75 definitely.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 14:43

The 75 and 45 have easily interchangeable nibs....if you like EF, then definitely look at the 75. It is a slightly slimmer pen than the 51. The very common 75 Cisele style is very good looking and comfortable to hold. 



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:22

Parker 180, Parker Classic FP and Patker 45.

I like these choices.  I was about to suggest a Red Giant until I read the part about thinner pens.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:25

The 75 would be a good choice. But it would be a lot more expensive than the 45 even if it (the 45) comes with a 14k gold nib.

Edited by mitto, 10 August 2017 - 04:27.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 16:15

I have 2 P45s that have not been inked for a looong time. These suggestions make me think I may be missing something, and that I need to ink them and begin to carry them for a week or two. I like my P51s and my new to me Parker VS.


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#10 tbickiii

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 22:33

What about a 61...Maybe the 65 or VP, but these are thicker than the 61


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 15:50

If you like the 88, then you want to look at the 95 and 50 Falcon.



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 16:06

I adore the Parker 75, have several but love the sterling silver model most.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 00:26

Maybe the Parker 61?  I heard it was slimmer than the 51.


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