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    Default Parker 45 Demonstrator

    I was gifted a small collection. In it is a Parker 45 demonstrator.

    I don't think they were common. And I'm not certain its genuine, though it does have Parker Made in USA on the cap.
    It's curious that the section has four slight depressions similar to a Lamy Safari, though far less pronounced.

    What shall do with the pen? I really don't want it. I'd just rather have a solid daily use pen.

    Advice would be appreciated.
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    Default Re: Parker 45 Demonstrator

    Looks real. The fingers in the cap clutch deformed the hood.

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    Default Re: Parker 45 Demonstrator

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Looks real. The fingers in the cap clutch deformed the hood.
    This happens to most 45s, doesn't it?

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    Default Re: Parker 45 Demonstrator

    Quote Originally Posted by pajaro View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Looks real. The fingers in the cap clutch deformed the hood.
    This happens to most 45s, doesn't it?
    Seems to happen a lot but then you find a lot with no evidence of it. Fortunately there are a lot of donor 45 s out there for parts.

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    Default Re: Parker 45 Demonstrator

    Because of this problem I always store my Parker 45 pens with metal caps very loosely in position just over the nib in my pen case when they aren't inked and being used. Plastic caps don't have the same cap clutch so they are OK.
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    Default Re: Parker 45 Demonstrator

    Quote Originally Posted by pajaro View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Looks real. The fingers in the cap clutch deformed the hood.
    This happens to most 45s, doesn't it?
    Yes. That is why I prefer the Parker 45 Arrow to the 45 with metal caps. The clutch works different and doesn't harm the section:

    Parker 45 Arrow by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

    PS: some Parker 61 and U.S. made Parker "51" Mk III have the same problem... The choosen plastic is just too soft.
    Last edited by christof; March 22nd, 2022 at 02:30 AM.

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