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  1. Hello, Can we swap the nibs or is one larger than the other? Also, is there some online site that lists nib sizes/pens? Thank you in advance, S~
  2. eugenebeauxbuton

    1957 Parker Duofold Maxima

    As is my habit, I pulled the trigger on this pen and then began the deep research into its provenance and Duofold Maximas on the whole. A couple of questions: 1. The Maxima is said to have been released in 1958 to replace the Senior, correct? I have a nib imprinted with 1957. What gives?? 2. I was reading that the barrel is imprinted with something along the lines of "Parker Duofold Maxima/Made in England" and yet mine does not have that (the only thing is a rather cool reference to the 26th Colchester Sea Scouts which seem to be the UK's seafaring boy scouts -- fine with being wrong here). Thoughts on the above or why this might be the case? Is my 1957 in fact a Frankenstein's monster of a pen? See attached for pics. Thanks for the help and consideration!
  3. I purchased this Parker Maxima UK Duofold 1958+ Aerometric filler by winning the eBay auction. My British friend had given me her late mother's Maxima- a teal one, that I have kept safe by not using it. However, I was always wanting to buy and try one in my daily library work. With a librarian's salary, it is difficult to afford such pleasures. I saved and saved and then I got it. I was pleased with this large formal and formidable-looking black Parker Maxima. It came from the UK and it was worth a wait due to a weak Sterling and a strong dollar. It writes wet medium line that is extremely beautiful. The ink I used was Waterman Serenity Blue. I am loving this pen and posting my limited first review. Enjoy the pictures.
  4. I picked up a '38 Parker Vacumatic Slender Maxima in Emerald some years ago, functional - fully restored, with the proper two toned 14k gold nib. Snapped off one of the tines soon after and had the nib replaced with one from a Duofold. I would love to replace the original nib for that pen (longer arrow imprint on the nib - feed is marked with a 'W") but have been unable to locate one. Any collectors or nibmeisters out there with any idea of where one can be found? Thanks.
  5. You probably all know about the Parker Vacumatic 'Overmax' -- a pen that combined the features of the 1st generation Oversize Vac with the 2nd generation Maxima. Its shape and threading is that of the earlier pen, the Oversize, yet it has the wide Vac band of the Maxima. It's found only in burgundy, with 1939 or 1940 date codes. I've had 2 or 3 of them and they're really cool. A while ago David I. identified a pen that was exactly the opposite of the Overmax. It was in every way a Maxima, yet it had the triple cap bands of the Oversize. It was gray. The whole logical progression, with photos of the pens, is here. He asks for comment on what the correct name for the pen should be -- the 'Anti-Overmax'? The 'Retromax'? I've found a variation on this pen. It's green. It's Canadian. It looks like a Maxima, with the streamlined cap shape. Yet it has the triple cap bands of the Oversize. It threads with Oversize pens, not with Maximas. Unlike David's Reverse Overmax, though, it has the short blind cap and lockdown filler of the first generation Vacs, not the speedline filler of the 2nd gen. So basically it's an Oversize with a streamlined cap. Black section, striped jewels, Canadian imprints on the back of the clip. Canadian barrel imprint with '51' date code. In the photos below, it's the green pen in the middle. The red Oversize shown is also Canadian, and also has a '51' date code. Has anybody seen one of these? And also, what does the '51' date code mean? Surely not 1951? But maybe so, I don't know. It's Canadian, so the rules don't apply. As I say, my red Oversize also has the '51' date code. It's catalogue dates are 1933-'38 roughly, with USA Oversize pens also found with 1939 and '40 date codes -- all red, I think. http://www.robmorrison.net/1745-1.JPG http://www.robmorrison.net/1745-2.JPG http://www.robmorrison.net/1745-3.JPG http://www.robmorrison.net/1745-4.JPG
  6. Mardi13

    Pen Id Help. Please

    So this black pen, that was sold to me as a Maxima, arrived today. It's a nice big fat pen, but it doesn't match the English Maxima that I have at all. It's a different size and shape, both shorter and fatter. They do not have the same markings or the same clips or nibs. Any ideas?
  7. SplinterCell38

    Clip Repair

    Hello All, I'm very new to the world of fountain pens, and I just recenty got my first pen when my father found, and then gave me, his old Parker Maxima that he used in high school. The pen seems to be in good working order, but the clip is a bit loose. (Hopefully the photos illustrate this?) Does anybody have any suggestions about how to fix the clip in place? Glue seems like an obvious solution, but I'm not sure as to which one to use, etc. Many thanks!

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