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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    Greetings . Throws hat into ring . I've loved these pens since my first one in boarding school , ever so long ago ! I'm especially fond of the 'Happy colours' coloured cap and barrel.
    Some of these at the back are Wilson clones !! ( The Wilson story is well worth looking into, there's an in depth article out there, but I couldn't find it in time ).

    And there's a couple of Moonman copies too ( I'm not a fan of fine nibs, but these are a respectful nod in the direction of the venerable 45.

    ( some are obviously 17s )
    Cheers .

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    Here's the interesting Wilson site 👍🏻 https://www.indianmemoryproject.com/....N3yDeoPx.dpbs
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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    I have six 45's including a 45 desk set from 1968. The black is a octanium and the desk pen too I think. The others are 14k. One is an Accountant nib.

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    I have a collection of probably 20 45s in different colors and with different nibs. I love them and carry them quite often as a user pen. I have only one coronet--it's cap is a bit dented and was when I got it--and one signet. Would love to have more coronets, esp. a blue one. I haven't found any in the wild.
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    I have three Parker 45s. Much as I love the Parker 51 and 61, which are in some ways a class above the 45, the writing experience of the 45s with a good nib has always been excellent -- just pick one up and write with it. Plus, as others have rightly said, the easy ability to maintain the 45 is exemplary.

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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    Running_Ute

    If you are interested

    Your side notes are P75 nib designations.
    ( image attached )

    The answer :

    65 Fine
    66 Medium
    67 Broad
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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    Just received a pencil+FP set form eBay... unfortunately the feed is borken.
    Anyone known where can I find a replacement feed?
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    Hi, unless the seller mentioned 'broken feed' you'd be perfectly within your rights to ask for a refund, at their expense.

    Also there are plenty of feeds for ( Parker 45 ?) on eBay, just keep looking for the cheapest, cos some are silly expensive!

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    @lady Onogaro

    Indeed, the coronets are pretty sexy. If you comb p45 on eBay, they pop up occasionally, but the blues are very rare, I think I've only seen one in a long time, and it was crazy expensive .

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    I have a few Parker 45's but have come down to a bare minimum. In order to permanently stay in or enter my collection they now have to be either a Coronet or an Insignia or a particular colour that I want. I still want an orange 45. Plus I still have a couple of Flighters left but that's because my 45's have what I call "non-standard" nibs. My black Coronet has a stub nib and my I think my red Coronet has a broad oblique. I have other right foot obliques of various tip widths. Because I had the S nib to "copy from" I've also bought a couple of B nibs that I've turned into stubs myself.

    If I ever found non-standard nibs in a regular 45 on ebay I would buy it, swap out the nib for a M or F, then clean up and resell the pen. Now I don't tend to look anymore.

    (When I get some decent light I'll add a picture of my current 45's.)
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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Robalone View Post
    Hi, unless the seller mentioned 'broken feed' you'd be perfectly within your rights to ask for a refund, at their expense.

    Also there are plenty of feeds for ( Parker 45 ?) on eBay, just keep looking for the cheapest, cos some are silly expensive!
    I'm not unhappy though, a XF/A nib is harder to find than a feed. I found a seller that has argentinian made nib units and after asking he's sending me a couple of feeds that he has for a good price. I forgot that Argentina had at a point Parker, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, and other high end factories.

    Now, anyone have an idea how to perform the dissassembly of the barrel inner and end-cap like shown in this picture:
    Parker 45 pens.com

    And the pencil repair/dissassembly thread!
    https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/f...ker-45-pencil/
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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by titrisol View Post
    I'm not unhappy though, a XF/A nib is harder to find than a feed. I found a seller that has argentinian made nib units and after asking he's sending me a couple of feeds that he has for a good price. I forgot that Argentina had at a point Parker, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, and other high end factories.
    I've previously bought Parker 45 feeds on ebay. They can regularly be had for reasonable prices.
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    Now, anyone have an idea how to perform the disassembly of the barrel inner and end-cap like shown in this picture

    titrisol, I am intrigued, why would you wish to do so - I quessing it is a technical excerise

    Have never known one fail, possibly it would be to replace a damaged barrel end cap ( which is very simply done by unscrewing it )

    As an side .............the dismantling of the cap section is more interesting.............
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    Found an image that I saved from past research........

    They are south american Parker made
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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    I like the pink one. It would go nicely in a pink shirt pocket with a black suit.

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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    pajaro,

    Clearly you are quite a dandy dresser.........pink shirt, black suit.........like your style......wish I was that cool ...........



    Just looked at what else I could contribute to this thread.

    I recall a friend mentioning a P45C with an imperial pattern made at Meru.
    Never seen another one, it appears that these were standard release - not prototypes

    It maybe of interest or not.
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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    These are mine

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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    Has anyone come across a double broad 45 nib. I have seen examples of XF to B and quite a few Obliques and Italics but never have come across a BB or accountancy nib. I wouldn't mind a BB as I quite like thick nibs.

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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    I think that I have one in the mail...

    The nib collar ist marked with "D" which could mean double broad. Will keep you updated when it's arrived.

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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    top pen,

    There are P45 XXF nibs which have collar marks of A & N

    A - Accountant ( Arrow Park )

    N - Needlepoint ( Newhaven )


    Parker also made both EB ( BB ) & EEB ( BBB )

    The EB should have a collar marked W or 61
    The EEB - 71

    Or collars will be blank


    An original P45 nib with a collar mark of D is Medium Italic


    As an side, which I thought odd, Parker also offered the P61C with a EEEB ( BBBB ) nib
    I have no idea why anyone would wish to use one ( Personally I think it was a technical exercise )
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    Default Re: Parker 45 Appreciation thread

    Thank you. I will post a picture of the D-Nib as soon as I got it under the lens.

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