Type Fountain pen with vacumatic filling system
Product Name Parker Vacumatic Debutante. This was a top line pen, indicated by the star clip and chevron band.
Manufacturer and Year Parker, USA -- 1939 (The date code is a clear 9 with three dots). They used the star clip for one year only, 1939, when Parker set it aside and changed over to the Blue Diamond to indicate the top line models.
Filling System Vacumatic with "Speedline" plunger, just restored here at PSP.
Color Black with gold trim. The barrel has amber and black rings that allow for transparency through the amber. The cap band has a chevron pattern on it. The clip has a star on it instead of the more iconic blue diamond. Black jewels on either end. The barrel is personalized: "Ruth Evelyn Becker".
Nib FINE gold Parker nib.
Condition Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, dents, or dings. This is a petite, dark, shiny pen in a classic design and with good barrel transparency. The barrel has marks caused by the cap lip as well as light to moderate scratching. There is one longish scratch just under the threads and a few longer scratch marks on the blind cap. The cap has moderate scratching with a few splotchy marks. The cap band has some microscratching and a few dots of pitting; the pattern is fully intact and looks great. The clip has a bit of plating wear along the arrow end. The clip ring some small pits as well as a couple of small, deep scratches. The top jewel has a few tiny scratch marks. The end jewel looks very nice. The barrel has a personalization, "Ruth Evelyn Becker." The imprints on the barrel are clear.