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    Default Parker Vacumatic Pencil - Repeater

    I'm trying to find more information about this pencil, a Vacumatic pencil Non-stop/Repeater.

    So far I thought that Vacumatic pencils are twisted operated ones, but after reading in a catalog, it looks like there are some of them by cap pressing operated.
    Is anybody out there who can shed some light, pictures, lead size, opinions about this model? I really want one now...



    This is where I found about the pencil:

    https://parkersheaffer.com/wp-content/uploads/9-7.jpg

    And here, down to page 9:

    https://parkersheaffer.com/parker-pen-1939-catalog/




    There are 2 of them on Ebay now, but one has astronomical price, plus postage and import taxes makes it ridiculous expensive for a pencil. The other one has an ugly scratch/signature...

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    Default Re: Parker Vacumatic Pencil - Repeater

    I cannot help on the pencil but great catalog, my favourite years 1937-9, thanks for posting.

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    Default Re: Parker Vacumatic Pencil - Repeater

    The Parker Vacumatic reference book says

    A new non stop style of pencil was shown in the 1939 catalogue, although it was introduced at the end of 1938. It was cap actuated and held 18 leads in a continuous feed. The leads were fitted into a storage chamber by removing the cap and then the eraser. To advance the lead the top of the pencil was depressed using the ball of the thumb.

    The book doesn't advise on lead size but I think that .9mm was the usual fitment.

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    Default Re: Parker Vacumatic Pencil - Repeater

    Thank you for replies!

    It looks like it takes 1.1mm leads:




    I'm hoping that somebody will actually have one of them to show us, and give some opinions about.
    Last edited by usk15; June 26th, 2022 at 06:07 PM.

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