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Parker 61 Deluxe Fountain Pen - First Edition, Black, Fine Nib (Superior, Works Well)

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Parker 61 Deluxe in Black with a lustraloy cap and gold filled trim. Fine 14k nib. Superior condition. First Edition cap emblem.

SKU: 16193
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$350.00

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Type  Fountain pen with unique filling system

Product Name  Parker 61 Deluxe - Mark I, the "Deluxe" refers to the cap and trim 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 -- 1956, it has the first year emblem on the cap.

Length  5-9/16"

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

Color  Black pen with brushed steel and satin finished Lustraloy cap with rolled gold trim. Each end of the pen has a pearlescent jewel inset. It has a first year emblem beneath the clip.

Nib  Fine 14k nib is smooth, with good tipping material. It is a little broad but we decided to call it a medium nib.

Condition  Superior condition. The cap finish looks great and there is no plating wear. There is light handwear throughout. The arrow inset on the section is clean. The filling system has a long scratch on it that penetrates the teflon coating in spots. The pearlescent jewels look perfect. 

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.

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 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 piece which covers the open end of the capillary tube, but still allows it to vent.

 

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SKU 16193
Condition Used
Maker Parker
Type Fountain Pens

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