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Parker 61 Fountain Pen Mk I - Black with Heirloom Rainbow Cap, Fine (Excellent, Works Well)

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Parker 61 Mark I in black with a Rainbow cap made of alternating swirls of rose and green gold filling. Fine14k nib hooded nib. Excellent condition, working well.

SKU: 15070
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$220.00

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Type  Fountain pen with unique filling system

Product Name  Parker 61, Mark I

Manufacturer and Year   Parker, USA - circa later 1950s.

Length  5-1/2"

Filling System  Capillary filling system which is unique to this model. See further details below. 

Color  Black and Gold with the "Rainbow" gold filled cap of arching swirls. This is the the Heirloom version of the cap, of alternating rose and green gold fill.  Both ends of the pen (cap and barrel) have pearlized jewels.

Nib  FINE 14k nib is smooth, with good tipping material. Very smooth.

Condition  Excellent condition. There's some very light scratching and handwear on the cap and barrel. No cracks or chips and no dents or dings. No brassing. The teflon coating of the filling system is in nice condition.

You'll need to be patient when you fill it the first time, as it takes a few minutes for the capillary system to draw in enough ink to get started the first time.

A word or two about the Parker 61 Capillary Filling System. If you are not familiar with this unique design, you should read this.
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 a coating of teflon on 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 thingey which covers the open end of the capillary tube, but still allows it to vent.


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SKU 15070
Condition Used
Maker Parker
Type Fountain Pens

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