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Parker 61 Classic Fountain Pen - Mark I, Black w Lustraloy Cap, Medium 14k Nib (Near Mint, Works Well)

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Parker 61 Classic fountain pen in black. The Parker 61 Classics have a brushed steel (Lustraloy) cap and chrome filled trim. The pen has a medium 14k nib. Near mint condition.
SKU: 13602
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Type  Fountain pen

Product Name Parker 61 Deluxe - Mark I, the "Classic" refers to the cap used. There is some contradictory information out there on the different versions but we are calling the Mark I the thin clutch ring version and the Mark II the thicker clutch ring version. (The Mark III would be the cartridge/converter version. The clutch ring is the band between the section and barrel.)

Manufacturer and Year  Parker, USA -- 1958-62, the cap was introduced in 1958 and discontinued in 1962.

Length  5-7/16"

Filling System  The fountain pen has the capillary filling system which is unique to this model. See further details below.

Color  Satin finished lustraloy or brushed steel cap with chrome filled trim. The body is black and the pen has two pearlescent jewels.

Nib  MEDIUM gold nib is smooth with nice round tipping. It looks like it will write like a narrow medium.

Condition  Near Mint condition. There's a few spots of finish wear but they're very hard to notice. (There's a dark smudge below the clip in the photos, but it was just a little dirt and cleaned off.) The black barrel has some handwear but overall it's very much like new. There's a bit of wear on the tube for the capillary filling system, there's a small scratch on the teflon coating. You'll need to be patient when you fill it the pen for the first time, as it takes a few minutes or so for the capillary system to suck in enough ink to get started.

Here is how you fill a Parker 61, and an insight into how the pen actually works. Unscrew the barrel and stick the back end of the pen (aka the capillary cell) into a bottle of ink. Wait a few minutes (probably more like a half hour when you first start one of these older used ones), and let the ink wick up into the capillary cell. The cell contains a sheet of perforated plastic that has been given a 3-D pattern resembling tire tread, and rolled up. The perforations allow ink to seep between the rolled-up layers, and the tread pattern maintains space between the layers. In the middle of this tube, which runs the entire length of the capillary cell, is the feed. To keep things clean, the capillary cell has on a coating of teflonon the outside that is intended to shed ink as the user withdraws the pen from the ink bottle, leaving very little ink to be wiped off. The end of the barrel contains a spring-loaded thingy which covers the open end of the capillary tube, but still allows it to vent.

 

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SKU 13602
Condition Used
Maker Parker
Type Fountain Pens

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