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    Default 1942 Parker Vacumatic Major Emerald Pearl Fountain Pen

    I know very little about early 1940's Parker Vac's

    This one caught my eye.

    Thought it was rather nice.

    Any thoughts, from anyone, please

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265095286...2Cchnl%3Dmkcid

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    Default Re: 1942 Parker Vacumatic Major Emerald Pearl Fountain Pen

    Looks pretty nice. Barrel looks a bit ambered, but overall, the pen looks decent. Good starting price that may give room for some bidding. These are nice vintage pens. The two tone nib looks good, but bear in mind that these are almost always quite firm.

    Small detail, but the section does not have the breather tube. The breather tube is mentioned in the description, but does not show in any of the images. Perhaps seller can verify. It is essential for proper filling. Finding a replacement would at least require some hunting and postal costs.

    Bob

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    Default Re: 1942 Parker Vacumatic Major Emerald Pearl Fountain Pen

    I almost liked the look of it enough to want to repatriate it. Seller doesn't apparently ship to USA. Saved.

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    Default Re: 1942 Parker Vacumatic Major Emerald Pearl Fountain Pen

    I'm pretty sure I can make the breather tube out, through the barrel as per the description, in photo 2: you can see its curve through the front of the barrel, ending about a third of the way down.

    Odd that it wasn't shown in the disassembled shot.

    # edit: I don't think it is a reflection...

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    Last edited by silverlifter; March 22nd, 2021 at 12:02 AM.
    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Default Re: 1942 Parker Vacumatic Major Emerald Pearl Fountain Pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Seattleite View Post
    The two tone nib looks good, but bear in mind that these are almost always quite firm

    Small detail, but the section does not have the breather tube. The breather tube is mentioned in the description, but does not show in any of the images. Perhaps seller can verify. It is essential for proper filling. Finding a replacement would at least require some hunting and postal costs.

    Bob
    The (replacement) breather tube is present though difficult to see on the picture (photo 7).
    Isn't that nib too early for a 1942 Vacumatic?

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    Default Re: 1942 Parker Vacumatic Major Emerald Pearl Fountain Pen

    I suppose that breather could be in that view.. I figured that it was a good idea to verify with seller. Yes, agree that the nib is from First gen Vac, with "USA" above "PARKER".

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    Default Re: 1942 Parker Vacumatic Major Emerald Pearl Fountain Pen

    A great many thanks for all the replies, I really appreciate them all.

    The seller says that a new breather tube is fitted and shown in image 7.

    As for the nib .....is it correct for the pen.


    Many thanks


    Edit - Did abit of research, this seller sold a better one for 92

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-1...p2047675.l2557
    Last edited by proteus; March 23rd, 2021 at 03:44 PM.

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