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Parker 51, gold barrel
Posted 04 July 2007 - 14:35
A few weeks ago, an aunt of mine found this Parker 51 in a drawer, in her basement. I'd say it has been there for the past 20 (30?) years... And now I've 'borrowed' it.
It seems to be a Parker 51 with a gold or gold-filled barrel and cap. On the cap, it reads "1/10 12 ct. R. GOLD" and, below, "MADE IN ENGLAND".
It had been stored inked, so I had to flush it 30 times or so. And it still had gunk in the nib, so I cleaned it with a fine razor blade (and extra care) and now it's smoooth as silk. And it never skips!
Handling is very good, it's not nearly as heavy as I expected the first time I saw it. I'm not posting it for fear that I'll scratch it.
I'm afraid I haven't tested enough pens to rate this one, but I can attest that it writes much better than a Bic ballpen.
And it's incredibly beautiful. I wish I had a better camera, because this pic doesn't do it justice.
Posted 04 July 2007 - 20:07
Posted 04 July 2007 - 20:15
Th pen is not rose gold.... none of the "51"s were made in rose gold, just plain old normal gold... The R Gold stands for Rolled Gold
A veteran is someone who wrote a blank check Made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'
That is Honor, and there are way too many people in This country who no longer understand it.
Posted 04 July 2007 - 21:01
Posted 05 July 2007 - 16:33
Posted 05 July 2007 - 19:28
Posted 05 July 2007 - 19:50
That certainly explains it, because for a blind cap it looks too short. You might be able to clean that up with a good polishing. Congrats on that find--truly a beauty to write with for your lifetime.