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  1. A couple of years ago, I found myself on EBay bidding on two pens being sold by someone not familiar with fountain pens. As I recall, they had two Parker 45s and a Parker 61. Of the three, only the one Parker 45 with more in-focus photos was getting any bidding action. I zeroed in on what I hoped would be a double win. I was interested in the Parker 45 because, even though the photos were blurry and under lit, I could see that the nib was gold and that the cap was a nice stainless steel with a gold filled clip. Also, I have wanted to own a Parker 61 so I place bids on both and had over bi
  2. InvisibleInk

    Replacement Golden Arrow For Parker 61

    Hello everybody I am trying to find either a replacement or exact drawings with dimensions for the golden arrow missing from a Parker 61. Any idea where I can find such item? thanks
  3. mongrelnomad

    Parker 61

    Hi all, I have been clearing out my grandfathers things and have just uncovered a solid gold Parker 61. It is an absolutely gorgeous pen. The reputation of the capillary filler system preceded it - there is a reason I have half a dozen 51s and no 61s. I would love to start using the pen; what do I need to know? How do you fill this thing, how do you change inks, how do you keep it clean and stop it from clogging? Is it possible at all? Thanks in advance...
  4. jmccarty3

    Parker 61 Leak

    I acquired a very nice Parker 61 capillary filler that had never been inked (the end of the sponge was still pink). I inked it with Waterman Mysterious Blue, and then noticed that ink was leaking from the band at the tail. The pen writes normally. Examination showed ink on the exterior of the Teflon capillary filler housing where there had been none before, along with ink collecting on the inside of the barrel. I suspect there may be a leak where the capillary filler joins the section. The filler housing doesn't appear cracked or otherwise abnormal. Any suggestions for a repair person fo
  5. Matlock

    The Ultimate Frankenpen

    In the late 1970s I was working at Liverpool Street Station in London. One day I found a Black USA Parker 61 with Gold Filled cap. I handed it in to lost property and after a couple of months was notified that no one had claimed it, so it was mine. When I got it home I found that it was a capillary 61 that someone had obviously thought was a cartridge/converter pen and had tried to remove the capillary unit damaging it beyond repair. I sent it to Parker UK and they "repaired" it, which meant I got a new 61 cartridge/converter pen with the original cap. In 1984 the barrel developed a crack so
  6. NGiducos

    Parker 61 Help

    Will a hero 330 section fit into a parker 61?
  7. NGiducos

    Parker 61 Help

    Will a hero 330 section fit into a parker 61?
  8. I have a user-grade black Parker 61 (the aerometric version) and I'd like it to go to a student. So, if interested please send me a PM stating what you study and where by Saturday. I'll decide who gets it on Sunday and ship it on Monday. The usual restrictions apply: you are expected not to sell this pen but to PIF it to the next user.
  9. jaqcp

    Converting Parker 61S

    I have some Parker 61s, including a famed rainbow cap!. Love the balance and feel of the pens but HATE the capillary fillers. Does anyone (A name please, not a "Yup, folks do that.") convert them to cart/converter and what would a rough estimate of what it should cost on an average day? I am at the point of convert or sell.
  10. I have an English Parker 61 from the early 60's whose barrel and section tend to fall apart when I open the pen. Is there anything to do about it? I have a 75 with the same problem and that has been rather easy to solve at least on a temporary basis, but the threads of the 61 are a lot finer and it does not seem like a possibility just to wrap something around the threads like I have done with the 75...
  11. Johnniejuk

    Parker 51 Nut From Uk

    Hello all . New to the site here , I started collecting Parker 51s this year . Sadly I now already have over 12 , and 6 Parker 61's . I have 3 vacumatics and the rest aerometrics , the 61's mostly capillary . I am most pleased with my latest purchase on eBay - an Aerial Kullock fantasy 51 in mandarin yellow . It's a Bobby dazzler and writes wonderfully . Does anyone by by any chance have a 51 special black or vista just laying in a drawer that they may want to trade ?! I use my pens every day . And enjoy them every day .m
  12. I want to buy this Parker 61 admiral (pics in link below) but I'm a little bit worried about a couple of things. One I don't know if the filling system works, it's has the capillary filling mechanism and I'm not sure if it works? Is there anything I should ask the seller before purchasing. The seller is asking for ~$75 for the pen. Is it worth it? His description of the pen is as follows: I'm guessing this is about a B? The arrow is still in there, no big scratches or anything, and there's minor discoloration in the cap. Teflon on the capillary tube perfectly intact. Link to pictures: htt
  13. Flounder

    A Stunning Parker 61 Presidential!

    How's this for a surprise family find... a boxed-with-papers solid 18k gold Parker 61 Presidential from 1974! The cartouche is engraved with my uncle's initials (or Top Cat's), and the condition is as you would expect a very ostentatious fountain pen gifted by a tycoon (our grand uncle's name is written on the outer cardboard) to a lion-maned 70's hippy to be - utterly unused . It appears to have been dip tested with red ink once. Photos when I can do this ingot justice!
  14. Inkysloth

    Perplexed By Arrow-Less Parker 61

    Hi all, I've just taken delivery of a Rage Red Parker 61, made in England, with capillary filler unit and glorious rainbow cap. It has no arrow - but also, no space for the arrow. The hood is completely smooth. The hood colour matches the barrel perfectly. Was there an arrowless variant?
  15. I happened across this late model Parker 61 and ended up paying $32 for it. It was in great condition cosmetically, but upon filling it, I found that it leaked ink everywhere. The ink was pouring out of the bottom of the spring-bar converter, even though it seemed like it was seated fine. But let me back up for a second: for those unfamiliar (myself included), the 61 mark 3 was released in 1969 without the infamous capillary filler. Instead, it shipped with a system which was cartridge / converter, like the 45. So this pen is actually all original, and was made in England sometime betwee
  16. brokenjukeboxx

    Hello From Ohio!

    Hi there, FPN! I'm still fairly new to the game, have used only a LAMY Safari with LAMY cartridges so far. Looking forward to recieving my first order from Goulet and really starting to enjoy fountain pens in all their glory! I recently bought a used Parker 61 (i think) and am looking to expand my collection. The Parker needs some work, I just posted about it over in the Parker forum. I love using fountain pens to journal, and have recently moved to doing all of my hand-writing with a fountain pen. I have used Moleskines in the past, but I'm currently using Ecosystem lined journals. I'
  17. brokenjukeboxx

    Parker 61 Find - Need Nib / Help!

    Hey everyone, I consider myself a "newb" still, but I love fountain pens and want to acquire a few more. I found what I believe is a Parker 61 on that auction website for about $12. It needs some love, but I am willing to give it that. I need your help bringing this old girl back to life, FPN. The nib is bent - I am not sure if the best course is to replace it ($30, available here: http://www.vintagepens.com/catill_nibs_parts.shtml) or to send her away to one of the wizards. I would like to keep costs reasonable. Is a replacement nib the best cost-effective option? Does anyone h
  18. My Mum found and gave me the pen she used at university back at the end of the 60s: a Parker 61 with the dreaded capillary filler (and, like another poster here, with the little arrow on the nib hood missing). The hood I can deal with. The filler...I'm wondering if I should just put the pen in one of my boxes and give up. I spoke to Greg Minuskin about it (I had idle thoughts about getting the nib reground to be a bit less...boring), and he basically said it wasn't worth repairing because the fillers are such a nightmare. Looking into home repairs, I agree with him: the filler (full of dried
  19. Mhawke7894

    Parker 61 Vs Vp

    I have decided that I am going to get either a Parker 61 or a Parker VP as my next pen purchase, as I love the styling Parker used for both of them more than anything else they made. My only problem is deciding which one to get. Which would you rather have as a daily writer, and why? Thank you.
  20. entropydave

    Parker 61 Nib Sizes?

    Hello All I have a few Parker 61s, all capillary fillers, all for writing. I love the visual design of the pen, the way it handles, and I admire the engineering design of it. I now have enough nibs (8+) that I am curious about the nib sizes. Specifically, on this page: http://parkercollector.com/parker61.html it is written that: Parker offered seven different "Electro-Polished" point styles in nibs: Accountant Extra Fine Fine Medium Broad Stub Medium Oblique Does anyone have any further information about these nib sizes or comparative photos of the nibs or the lines produced b
  21. dorala1

    Scratches On Parker 61 Shell

    Good afternoon! On several of my Parker 61s (and some 51s too) the shells (hoods) are scratched with many fine scratches. These would appear to be coming from contact of the shell with the spring clutch in the cap that holds the cap in place. I can probably polish these scratches out, but I want to stop (or at least minimize) them. Would polishing the inside surface of the clutch spring help the situation? Should I just learn to live with the scratches? I can, but it will bother me. Any thoughts are appreciated. Tom C.





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