Vintage Pens: Parker 51
Vintage Pens: 2588 Parker 51
Double jewel Parker 51s are highly sought, especially in the color "cordovan brown." Throw on a really clean gold-filled cap with the slightly rarer wavy line pattern, and this vintage pen becomes one hot item. Dated from the 3rd quarter of 1944, the whole pen shows no more than light wear. A couple small light scratches can be seen on the cap. The biggest flaw is that the tail jewel has completely discolored and started some significant "krazing." Click the headline for a close up. We restored the pen with a new diaphragm and a sonic cleaning of the complete nib assembly. The 14k gold nib writes a buttery smooth fine-medium line! 13.8cm capped.