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Parker Vector ‘Flighter’ BP

This branded pen (along with a matching notepad) was given to my father by a sales-rep from British Steel some time in the 1980s.

Its date-code is ‘TC’, so it was made in Q2 of 1985.


Parker Vector RB in black plastic

This pen has the date code ‘TI’, meaning Q3 of 1985.

Note that on this pen there is no PARKER logo on its cap underneath its clip. That space has been left blank, in a similar way that the equivalent space was treated on a 1970s Parker 75.

The broad PARKER logo & broad haloed-arrow logo are on the back of the cap, above the legend ‘MADE IN U.K.’ (including full stops), which is above the date code.


Parker Vector FP in black plastic

This pen has the date code ‘IIII’, corresponding to Q1 of 1994.

Its cap has the narrow haloed-arrow logo and PARKER stamp underneath its clip. On the back of the cap are stamped ‘MADE IN UK’ (without full stops), and the date code.

It is the first FP that I ever bought, so its steel nib is of course an ‘M’.


Parker Vector ‘Flighter’ FP

I bought this pen in 2019. I bought it because it is all-steel (apart from its feed) and therefore ‘robust’, and because it is inexpensive.
It is therefore very well suited for use ‘on-site’, and/or in back-street pubs.

It was made under license by Luxor in India. Its date code is I-IIN. The ‘I’ is for India, and the ‘IIN’ is for Q2 of 2019.

It has a ‘F’ nib. The grip-sections are interchangeable between the different bodies, so I now effectively have four Vector FPs.

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  • Taken with Apple iPad Pro
  • Focal Length 3.3 mm
  • Exposure Time 1/33
  • f Aperture f/2.4
  • ISO Speed 64

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