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P45 - Stampings On Caps


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I have four 45s, 3 US and 1 UK. All of the caps have "PARKER" stamped under the clip and "Made in US/UK" on the back. Two of them, 1 US and 1 UK, also have a large "45" stamped on each side between the front and back stamps.

 

Might this indicate, approximately, when they were made? There are no yr/qtr stamps on them, like on my Frontiers.

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Hi, It's not easy to 'pin down' '45's as so many were made over so many years, but the early all metal versions had a plastic or chrome end part to the barrel, about 1/2 inch long, and if no date code on the cap, that means made before '79.

The problem is that the same design was used from start to finish, and parts are interchangeable, so that any used pen bought today could be a combination of several pens over many years of manufacture. If that could be called a 'problem' at all!

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The OP is asking about the specific question of stamping and/or otherwise of the numbers '45' on the cap of the P45 and its relation with year/period of production of the pen.

 

The stamping of '45' is found both on early as well late production 45 pens. So is the case with 45 pens without the 45 stamping on the cap.

Khan M. Ilyas

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Thanks for the replies, and the link, mitto. I had checked to parker penography site but didn't see any mention of it there.

It's hard work to tell which is Old Harry when everybody's got boots on.

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Thanks for the replies, and the link, mitto. I had checked to parker penography site but didn't see any mention of it there.

 

You are welcome, chromantic.

 

I can assure you, however, that the earliest flighter (as well insignia) version of the 45 came without the stamping of the 45 on the cap. Here is one boxed,along with paperwork, 5 cartridges, uninked and even with the outer without the 45 stamping.

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Khan M. Ilyas

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