Vintage Pens: Parker Oversized Vacumatic
Vintage Pens: 4516 Parker Oversized Vacumatic
Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Our photo doesn't do the barrel clarity justice on this Oversized 1934 Parker Vacumatic. Click the headline for close-ups. There is incredible clarity with only light-orange, not-quite-original yellow, ambering. Fully restored, this vintage pen has a good working lockdown filler. Only light wear on the fabulous silver pearl cap and barrel. Unfortunately, there is some brassing on the cap bands and the feathers of the pocket clip. Great silver-pearl "jewel" on the cap and blind cap. As you look at its 14k gold nib, you will see smudges and some missing plating. Polishing it, at this point, will remove all of the platinum or rhodium plating over the yellow gold. You will write a smooth fine-medium line with just a whisper of feedback. 13.4cm capped.