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Opaque Burgundy Vacumatic Oversize?

vacumatic oversize burgundy

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#1 VacNut

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 19:02

Since my discovery of celluloid rot, I have been keeping a closer eye on my stored pens. I came across this Burgundy Vacumatic Oversize with irregular striping on the barrel and cap. I know that the earlier vacumatics had this feature, because Parker was still working out the lamination process. The pen has a striped section and I cannot determine whether or not it is integral to the barrel or screw fit, so I have not tried to take off the section. I am also hestitant to remove the lockdown filler, since it is stuck. The color is a little deeper tone than the typical burgundy pen, almost as dark as a Ripley. I have several Burgundy OS Pens that I have cleaned or had restored and there is always some transparency even when filled with dried ink. This pen has no transparency, even with a bright LED scoping light shining through from the back. The effect is the same as shining the light from behind the cap. The imprint is legible, but there is no date code. It is not worn off. There is no date code. The nib looks like a replacement.

I bought the pen in Italy, but the imprint states it was made in the U.S.A.
Any help or advice would be appreciated

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#2 VacNut

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 19:24

In following up on the research, it looks like Parker made opaque early vacumatics in burgundy.

https://parkerpens.net/vacumatic.html

Thank you to Tony for the information.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 23:28

I had one as well, an early OS vacumatic in opaque burgundy with the same irregular striping. Those are harder to find in good condition since in my experience they tend to discolor easier, and the plating is pretty thin as well. Yours looks nice though, better than mine.








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