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My First 51 Experience

1955 parker 51 pencil box

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#41 inkstainedruth


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:23

I have a number of P51's [ both types ] One has grown on me, I though that I would not like a M nib. Well it's a nice writer [ daily writer ].


To inkstainedruth [ if you read this ] We are tied on the $2  P51 find. [ I found 3 P51's for $2 each [ 2 Vac's & 1 Aero ] back in 2016 summer ]  Try to beat me on the $10 cordovan brown Vac desk set. :D




OMG.  You're KILLING me here.... 

I'm not big on desk sets (or sets at all for the most part), and I'm still trying to make up my mind if I actually *like* Cordovan Brown or not (mostly it's "the one that got away.." in that I saw one on eBay several years ago, asked all the fight questions and every time the seller said "Let me check with the original owner and get back to you"; had a lovely rapport going with the seller == and then I got SNIPED with seconds to go and I couldn't react fast enough :wallbash: ).  But still....  :headsmack: 

Although the guy who just said in another thread that he got what sounds like a Forest Green Aero with a Parker 21 cap on it for I think 50¢ may have us both beat....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:36

I just now have my first Parker 51:

 England-Made Vac, black with gold-filled or plated cap (not sure how to tell the difference) and M nib reground to Butter Line Stub by Pendleton Brown. It is very impressive for ergonomic comfort and form-follows-function elegance!

#43 pajaro


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 15:06

I have a few vacs, and some need repair, but they are interesting to use.  I have especially enjoyed using a demi vac with a medium nib.  With the same circumference as a regular 51, it has an intriguing and nice feel.  I have been enjoying this pen now for several years.

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