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'autograph' On The Barrel Of A Parker Vacumatic (Year Late 1930's Or Early 1940's)

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#1 FauzAhmad

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 10:35

Good day everyone!
I picked up this Parker Vacumatic some time ago. It has some sort of engraving on its barrel. It appears to be someone autograph. I do not know if it is done by the person after buying it or if this is was a special order. Any idea what it could be?
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#2 surprise123

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 11:07

Chalk it up (rub some chalk over it) so everyone can see the finer details, maybe a fanboy can decipher whose pen that was.

#3 FauzAhmad

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 13:24

Here's the chalked up version! :) IMG_20180920_162347.jpg

#4 bass1193

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 14:46

R Hoone?

#5 BaronWulfraed

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 14:47

Best guess is [illegible] Moore

 

Didn't see any match under Google Images for "signature moore", also tried "moone" but that was flooded with Pokemon covers.



#6 corgicoupe

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 14:59

I acquired a Vacumatic that also had a signature on the barrel. It must have been an option.


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#7 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 21:42

Back in the Day, engraved names on a fountain pen was a mark of Class.

Factory or good jewelers did them matter of course.

When one graduated from HS or Collage, got married, survived 25 years of marriage or retired after a lifetime with the same company.....one got a fancy pen with your name on it.

 

Helped keep the pen collectors of the day at bay.........

Had I been more than a worker's kid, I could have had any of my pens engraved....would still have them instead of having to buy a new one ever school year until 10th grade when expensive cartridges and the Bic drove me away from fountain pens...........pre-converter and no one ...pre-net...was spreading the word, cartridge could be filled with needle syringe....which may have been illegal to own then.

 

Besides which with great luck one could get ten BP re-fills for only 10 cents....a whole year's worth of ink...........left money to buy Spidy #1, which I folded up and put in my back pocket and swapped a week or two later. :headsmack: :gaah:


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 


#8 surprise123

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 22:45

Seconded. Many of these pens would cost hundreds in today's money... they were the icons of the day. If you got one personalized, that was a status symbol of just how successful you were.







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