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Lovely Broad 51 Vac Nib!



Inkysloth

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Hi folks,

I had my eye on a 51 on Ebay that only had four fairly uninformative photographs and fairly minimal description (made in Canada, Parker 51), but the nib looked potentially interesting (though a little out of focus) It could have been blurriness - or a very broad nib. I made an offer of £20, and figured at worst I would have a parts pen.

Turned out to be a 1947 vac-fill 51 in reasonable condition, with a seriously broad stub nib. I've only dipped it so far, but it writes really nicely. I'm waiting for a diaphragm & shellac in the post (my last bottle of shellac dried out), and I've been soaking the nib in clean water for the last couple of days. I can't wait to get it up and running!

48316417931_f620f6a4ea_z.jpg51 Vac, broad stub nib by Robin Inkysloth, on Flickr

48316535572_1a793b606d_z.jpg51 Vac, broad stub nib by Robin Inkysloth, on Flickr

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That looks to be a very nice nib, and a very good price of £20, even needing a new diaphragm. I have just bought a similar 51 Vac for the same price but with an ordinary broad nib.

 

Nice find

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inkstainedruth

Wow. You definitely scored on that one. You may be in the running for "Sumgai of the Week" with that pen.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Erik Dalton

Great find! Broad and stub nibs on P-51’s are rare as hen’s teeth. Enjoy it.

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I suspect I was watching that one as well, I did wonder why it finished early when the bids were still quite low, obviously your offer of £20 was enough to tempt the seller to end early. I bet with better pictures and patience the seller would have got more than £60 if it ran to it's conclusion.

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