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Parker Jotter With A Rare/ Weird Clip

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#1 gammada

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 00:53

I just bought this 1985 vintage UK-made Parker Jotter ballpoint. I bought it on a whim just because I happen to really like its color. But the minute I arrived home, I noticed that the clip has an unusual feature that so far I haven't seen on any other pen: the clip arrow has no feather up top!

 

Anyone has a pen like this? Has any one seen one before?

 

Really intrigued as to why it is missing such a feature.

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#2 Parker51

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 02:45

It looks like the clip wasn't stamped, used and not caught by quality control.

#3 gammada

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 03:22

It looks like the clip wasn't stamped, used and not caught by quality control.

That seems to be the case. I once heard from a former Parker employee that sometimes the stamping machines wore off and some pens had faint or non-existent stampings as a result.

 

Anyway, gotta tell you it looks a tiny bit more similar to the original 50's Jotter, so not bad at all.


Edited by gammada, 18 August 2020 - 03:26.


#4 pajaro

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 14:27

I like the barrel color too.


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#5 gammada

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 22:39

I like the barrel color too.

Yeah, that's the sole reason I went for this pen. Do you own any Jotter bp's?



#6 gammada

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 16:34

Turns out, this pen wasn't made in 1985 as I originally assumed. It was manufactured in 2005 and is part of a limited edition batch celebrating the Jotter's 50th anniversary, hence the featherless clip.



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Posted 21 August 2020 - 01:46

Yeah, that's the sole reason I went for this pen. Do you own any Jotter bp's?

Just modern Jotters. 


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Posted 22 August 2020 - 11:19

I agree, I bought several of the limited edition anniversary jotters and none had feathers on the clips


Edited by mikerph, 22 August 2020 - 11:19.

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 13:03

Marketing.    Reinventing the wheel.



#10 gammada

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 16:29

Marketing.    Reinventing the wheel.

 

Agrred. But they keep all of us falling for it! :lticaptd:

 

I agree, I bought several of the limited edition anniversary jotters and none had feathers on the clips

Do you happen to know what colors were available? I've been unable to track another one for sale, so far.



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Posted 22 August 2020 - 18:20

Here are two that I picked up a few years back.

 

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Top ---The brass sleeve pulls down past the barrel. It does not come off.

 

Bottom --- An experimental clip?



#12 gammada

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 19:31

Here are two that I picked up a few years back.

 

Zhzfvac.jpg

 

TgOrc5c.jpg

 

Top ---The brass sleeve pulls down past the barrel. It does not come off.

 

Bottom --- An experimental clip?

Gorgeous pens! If am not mistaken, the clip on the bottom one is just like the very first edition Jotters that came about in the mid 50's. But the metal tip on the barrel came later.

 

As for the top one, never seen one like it. Looks pretty nice. Could it be a place to put personalization over it, like the Sheaffers of that era?

 

Awesome finds!



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Posted 22 August 2020 - 23:42

Here is a better profile of the bottom Jotter.

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Posted 23 August 2020 - 00:17

Here is a better profile of the bottom Jotter.

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Does the clicker has the Parker logo on top?



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Posted 23 August 2020 - 01:12

Does the clicker has the Parker logo on top?

No, dome top '58-'70 style. Cap does have the Parker imprint on the it.



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Posted 25 August 2020 - 21:00

 

Agrred. But they keep all of us falling for it! :lticaptd:

 

Do you happen to know what colors were available? I've been unable to track another one for sale, so far.

 Metallic grey barrel,metallic blue, and sterling silver overlay on black


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