Vintage Pens: Parker 61 Flighter

Vintage Pens: 4764 Parker 61 Flighter
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $199.99
In 1957, Parker released the last truly brilliant new filling mechanism before cartridge/converters took over the scene. Its revolutionary Parker 61 came with a capillary filler. Simple and ingenius, all you have to do is dip the Teflon-coated tail of the filler in ink. Capillary action sucks ink up into the pen. These pens were made during a time when very few people ever changed their ink colors. As such, this is a great pen for using the same color all of the time. It is difficult to flush and change colors easily. All the same, this vintage pen's 14k gold nib writes a beautifully smooth fine line. No dents or cracks in the steel Flighter design but it was a daily user with the light to moderate wear you'd expect. Its plastic hood, has a scar where the cap closes against it. Flighters were one of the rarer designs, and this is still a great pen. 13.5cm capped.