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    Default How to tell a Parker 51 provenance?

    Hi all just bought a Parker 51 and really enjoying the writing experience. It has no date or code numbers on it though or country of manufacture on it. It just says Parker on the lustalloy cap. Is this usual and does this mean it could be from either factory? It is a burgundy aeromatic so 1950s-60s.

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    Default Re: How to tell a Parker 51 provenance?

    Pens made in the UK that I have had had :Made in England" on the barrel. Pens made in Argentina have "Industria Argentina" on the filler that sheaths the sac. This has been my experience. 51s have variations.

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    Default Re: How to tell a Parker 51 provenance?

    What does it say on the aerometric filler?

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    Default Re: How to tell a Parker 51 provenance?

    Jusr looked under loup on barrel: made in England but almost worn theough!
    Last edited by matteob; January 30th, 2022 at 06:39 AM.

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    Default Re: How to tell a Parker 51 provenance?

    Quote Originally Posted by matteob View Post
    Jusr looked under loup on barrel: made in England but almost worn theough!
    You need to look at the inside of the barrel at the squeezy bit. There are clues to the date on there. Take a read of this:

    https://parker51.com/index.php/51s/51-versions/

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    Default Re: How to tell a Parker 51 provenance?

    matteob

    If you wish get technical your pen is P51 Mark 1a 1955 - 60

    Made at Newhaven.


    I have attached an image of my P51 research files header note - it is hardly definitive
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    Last edited by proteus; January 30th, 2022 at 02:03 PM.

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