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1930's Parker Vacumatic; Emerald; Double Jeweled 14K Solid Gold EF Nib; Restored
This Emerald Pearl Vacumatic has been fully restored - a new Vac sac/diaphragm (and tested), and thoroughly cleaned and polished. I even removed the feed and nib from the section and cleaned all three. The components on this pen are Vintage, but are from different releases of the Vac Major. For example, this pen has a Lockdown filling system, a thicker barrel than a Major, but the date on the nib is 1945. Well, in 1945 you could not buy a new Vac with a lockdown filling system. In fact, in about 1938, the Lockdown filling system was replaced by the Speedline. Since the thicker barrel indicates the Vac Standard (which was phased out and replaced by the Vac Major), this pen was made between 1933 and 1937/8. I'd lean towards 37/38 otherwise both jewels would have been Emerald striped like the section and the clip would have been the feather clip, not the Blue Diamond Split Arrow clip. The original nib was more than likely the two-toned 14K nib. Unfortunately the date code on the barrel has worn off, although some of the barrel imprint is still visible, but rather faintly, another indication of age and usage. Parker introduced the Vac model in 1932 (It was originally... read more