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The pen is in very nice condition with nice black coloring in the classic laminated Vacumatic pattern, there are no cracks or personalization.  The major cap band is in lovely condition, the blue diamond split arrow clip is firm, the blue diamond paint is clean and the black cap jewel has no chips. The barrel and blind cap have some surface scratches.  The barrel imprint is clear and readable with a barrel date of “6” from the first quarter of 1946, as shown.  The pen has been throughly cleaned, a new diaphragm has been installed, the section threads properly sealed, it has been water and ink tested.  This classic pen fills great and it's ready for ink.


Restoration Work:

  • The cap has been brush cleaned
  • Nib, feed and breather tube have been ultrasonically cleaned 
  • A new diaphragm has been installed
  • Threads properly sealed
  • The pen has been lightly polished
  • The pen has been water and ink tested
  • This pen is ready to write

Parker Vacumatic Major Fountain Pen - Laminated Black

  • Brand and Year:

    Parker Pen Co., Janesville, WI - 1946 barrel date


    Vacumatic - Major

    Filling System:

    Vacumatic - Post-war filling unit


    Laminated black with gold trim, blue diamond clip, black jewel


    5 1/16" long


    Medium - the Parker Arrow 14k gold nib is in nice condition with crisp imprints and ample tipping material.  The pen has been ink tested and produced a smooth, medium line.  Another example of a lovely writing Parker Vacumatic that would make a great daily writer for any enthusiast.  A photo of the ink test is provided for reference.

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