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Looking For Help, Vintage Parker Pen Identification


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#1 shalitha33

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 08:01

Ended up with the following early parker pen which was recently purchased via ebay. Unfortunately this does not carry any numbers at the base of the barrel like the other old parker's that i have. just wondering what model this one is?  Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

 

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 imprint looks rather old with the two patent dates.. imprint looks fairly sharp and chasing is all there, but the pen is really badly discolored. Color has turned to a muddy yellow. 

 

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Feed is a normal lucky curve style and extends a fair bit in to the barrel. it doesn't have the xmas tree cutouts. just a plain early feed.

 

 

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Imprint on the nib reads as follows 

 

 Parker

----0----

Fountain

   Pen

 

I haven't managed to pull out the nib . so I am not sure if there is a number as such. Shape of the cutout is rather weird. unfortunately nib needs re-tipping.

 

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This pen is a bit thicker than my other vintage parkers from this period. Almost the same size as a vintage onoto. its a bit longer than parker 51. 

 

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Any help trying to identify this early parker is greatly appreciated.



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#2 joss

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 08:42

That seems to be a very early Parker with a well kept barrel pattern and imprint.

 

I am not an expert in these pens but looking at ParkerPens.net your pen resembles the #9 (ca 1897).

 

Does the cap have an imprint?



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 08:52

You can also check the PCA reference library:

https://pencollector...library/parker/

 

See for instance the Parker catalogs of 1898 (page 9) and 1900 (page 14) showing a Parker #9 that closely resembles your pen. 

 

The Parker #9 of 1898 shows a nib with overfeed but that was gone in the 1900 catalog.



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 09:46

Thank you for the links and info :)

 

Really interesting to see the old catalogues. Checked the cap as well and couldnt see any imprints. 

Thanks again .



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 09:48

Beautiful pen.  :thumbup:  :notworthy1:


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:32

managed to pull the nib out, Its a number 3 nib. feed was completely blocked with rather a powdery ink.

 

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 12:43

Fascinating.  This will be one of the interesting stories in your collecting career.  1894.  Wonderful.


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