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    Default Re: Parker 51 C/C Fountain Pen

    This is a real education. Thank you all for the interesting information. Have seen only a black 51 cc in person. I do have a conversion from one of Howard Levy's 51 kits which Roger Cromwell installed on a cocoa aero. Great writer. But those originals! Thank you all for being such great teachers. I do, however, own & regularly use six UK 61 cc originals.

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    Default Re: Parker 51 C/C Fountain Pen

    Barry B. Gabay,

    I for one are very pleased you enjoyed reading this post.

    The images of these pens shown have never been seen anywhere else by anyone before.

    Mostly thanks to yorvil pens sharing his collection.


    Perhaps you may consider creating a new post - Parker 61 C/C

    I would like to see your collection of 6 UK versions please. ( I like looking at other collectors Parker pens )

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    Default Re: Parker 51 C/C Fountain Pen

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    chrissy,

    I read your comments about a standard P51, it would not suit your needs like a Sonnet or most post 1994 Parker pens.


    pajaro,

    I enjoyed reading your excellent post of the P51 conversion, thank you.


    Possibly unlike both of you my entire focus is collecting rare Parker pens, none of which I will actually use myself. ( I am sure both of you will think that is quite sad but it is just the way of a collector )

    I'm no fan of standard Parker 51 pens. Buying a connector appeals, but I'm still uncertain.
    This was an interesting exercise, and I felt I had to go through with it, but I don't know that I will ever use it. I would have to punch in a cartridge to use one in this pen and this only worked because I used a Vacumatic section with short breather tube. Nothing to punch a cartridge in this adapter.

    I had one of the original C/C 51s years ago, and it was pretty restricted in inkflow. I had thought of buying another that Old Griz, Tom Mulane, had for sale, but he wrote me that ink flow was stingy.

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    Default Re: Parker 51 C/C Fountain Pen

    pajaro,

    I read your comments with interest.

    Have no experience with any P51 or P61 cartridge adapters - I always thought they looked primitive.


    The first P51 C/C I ever bought was Black, about 3 years ago.

    I dismantled it completely and ultra sonically cleaned it in distilled water. ( Did not take any photography of the strip down, at the time it did not seem that important )

    The feed is very simple and so very clever. ( I wanted to have a good look at early 1960's Parker pen engineering - nib & feed, was just interested to look and see )

    It is vastly simpler than a standard P51 feed unit, it used alot of the P45 feed technology / principles.


    It worked perfectly.

    Maybe I was just lucky.
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    Was sent this today by a USA Parker collector.
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    Default Re: Parker 51 C/C Fountain Pen

    Quote Originally Posted by proteus View Post
    pajaro,

    I read your comments with interest.

    Have no experience with any P51 or P61 cartridge adapters - I always thought they looked primitive.


    The first P51 C/C I ever bought was Black, about 3 years ago.

    I dismantled it completely and ultra sonically cleaned it in distilled water. ( Did not take any photography of the strip down, at the time it did not seem that important )

    The feed is very simple and so very clever. ( I wanted to have a good look at early 1960's Parker pen engineering - nib & feed, was just interested to look and see )

    It is vastly simpler than a standard P51 feed unit, it used alot of the P45 feed technology / principles.


    It worked perfectly.

    Maybe I was just lucky.


    Nice original pen. I knew little about pens when I had a pen like it. There's is no knowing why mine worked poorly.

    Better to be lucky than good.

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