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    Default What Parker is this?

    Can you all give me an identity for this Parker? I have absolutely no info on it at all. Bought off eBay from someone who apparently knows nothing about fountain pens. Thanks, Breck

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    "95"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    "95"?
    95? Parker 95 is a model? Sorry but I am almost completely ignorant when it comes to the Parker models. The seller says it was made in the USA if that helps. Not much else given. As said, seller seems to be not one of us.

    Later...after some research...yes it is almost certainly a "95". It is coming with an empty cartridge, which might be useful depending upon its condition. I have read that there is a converter that will fit it? even made by Parker? Any info on that? where to find etc.? I just hope that it is clean!
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    Default A Parker Arrow actually

    Oh, just saw the difference between the Parker 95 and the Parker Arrow. The 95 replaced the Arrow. The two are very similar and one conspicuous difference is in the clip. The Parker Arrow has the type of clip shown in the attached image. So this is an Arrow and not a 95. After having read up on these two models I think I'd rather have had the 95, but oh well...

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    There are two three converters I know of, a typical twist converter, slide converter and an aerometric. They are interchangeable as long as the pen barrel accepts them IIRC. I might be wrong.
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    Had to correct my post, I forgot about the slide converter.
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    Ivan, how would I go about determining which slide or twist or "aeromatic" converter would fit my Arrow? the sellers of the various Parker converters on eBay have no idea, although one did say he thought the "Parker-Eversharp" converter would fit. But I haven't found any info on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saintpaulia View Post
    Ivan, how would I go about determining which slide or twist or "aeromatic" converter would fit my Arrow? the sellers of the various Parker converters on eBay have no idea, although one did say he thought the "Parker-Eversharp" converter would fit. But I haven't found any info on that.

    It looks really similar to the Parker Vector. Checking the dimensions, the Vector is smaller lengthwise and takes the slide converter just fine. Do you have a barrel length on its own and I can compare to my Vector just to be sure. Unless someone else knows for sure?? I think the slide converter will be your best choice.
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    Ivan, the barrel of my Arrow is exactly 7 cm., measuring from the threads that join it to the section, down to the base of the barrel.

    Btw, I have never, never, gotten a pen from an eBay seller that was this filthy! The ink just keeps coming out of the nib-feed section! I have let the seller know of my displeasure in no uncertain terms.

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    It does not look like the slide converter will work. With the converter installed, you need 7.2 cm of space and the Vector has a 7.6 cm barrel. The aerometric converter is smaller but harder to get. I think the guy that does the Ariel Kullock (SP?) Parker fantasy pens may have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    Thanks Ivan, I had not seen this. $18 though...

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    yeah, it is kinda steep for a converter. It is also the least expensive I have seen so far for this type of converter.
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