Itís either the standard or major model not even sure.
This pen isnít expensive either, you can get it fully serviced for 70$-100$
So what do you get for this money if itís not so unique ?
Well actually you get a 1930's technology that simply works great. The pen will take a lot of ink for a pen its size.
It was the predecessor of the Parker 51 and as much as I like and respect the 51 (and I really do) I love the Vacumatic even better.
For me its fountain pen at its best. One of the classiest pens ever produced. I love the stripped streamlined body.
If you are lucky you might find a pen with the semi transparent body as the pen was intended to be. Most of the Vacumatics has lost that transparency through the years as the barrel came in contact with the ink.
The pen is very light weight and the section is quite thin which is a surprise as today pen makers tend to make the section fat. I wasnít sure if I liked this but after few hours of use I found it to be very comfortable and pleasant to use.
I love the silver stripes on the body. The Vacumatics came in few different colours and I enjoy looking at them all.
My favorites are the red and blue.
Visconti took this idea and implemented it on few of its successful models like the Wall Street, Copernicus...etc
To fill the pen you unscrew the blind cap then dip the section in ink and press the button few times. As I said the pen holds a nice amount of ink that to my experience holds more then an equivalent size lever filled pen.
The nib on this pen is a Medium or a fat fine not sure. Well I am loving this nib, its glass smooth but very nice feedback to it.
The ink flow on it is wonderful too being wet and consistent.
What can I say the simplicity of this pen has won me over. I took it to work and started to use it and its charm overtook me slowly to a point I decided to put the Paragon in the cabinet for few days. Using a relatively smaller pen in comparison to the full size Paragon is very refreshing. I find myself reaching to the pen and doodling with it while going from one call to another in the building. I also enjoying filling the daily logs I must fill.
Donít miss of the opportunity to try this simple and wonderful pen. These are very sturdy and reliable pen.
If you will get one from eBay it probably will need to be serviced by a pen tech but once the pen is lovingly restored by a pro it will serve you for years reliably.
Last picture my cat with a little cloud on his head (isnt he funny and cute ?)
Edited by goodguy, 04 October 2008 - 03:06.