A button at the end of the barrel bends a spring-metal pressure bar to squeeze the sac laterally. Images © David Isaacson courtesy of Later style Senior with chevron cap band. There are no O-rings on the vacumatic fillers. A metal pressure bar, located beneath a slotted hole in the side of the barrel, squeezes the bulb laterally. I think it might be too obscure for even Tony Fischier.
The largest model, called the Senior, had three cap bands, the middle one being very wide. Furthermore It also came out of research in 1939, the 51'st anniversary for the Parker Pen Company. The pen may expel a small amount of ink as you do this. The sac was encapsuled inside a metal tube on which a metal pressure bar was mounted. Old vacumatic fillers may seem to work initially, but will likely fail in the future. Could this be a match made in heaven? Many early fountain pens were gold overlaid on hard rubber.
I can be found at most pen shows in the U. The Parker 51 clutch ring fits on the Wingsung 601 but it is very tight. It had an obviously older looking clip with a blue diamond, and for the life of me, I could not unscrew that barrel to fill it! Eyedropper Design: Direct filling into barrel. Parker 51 Insignia Vacumatic Fantasy Pen Both of these pens have seen some hard use, but they still have that certain attractiveness. A metal pressure bar, located beneath a small hole in the side of the barrel, squeezes the sac laterally when depressed by insertion of a matchstick or similar object into the hole. The vacumatic filling mechanism almost always needs replacement of the rubber diaphragm, and can be hard to work on if you are not experienced with them. With pen over a sink, rag, or other ink-catcher, turn knob in indicated direction until you feel it hit a stop.
Remove pen from ink and. All gold pens attract attention like no other. The downstroke expels air instead of ink because the air in the barrel can travel down the breather tube more easily than ink can flow down the feed channels. Remove pen from ink and. The striped Duofolds were phased out with the Vacumatics in 1948.
Repeat this cycle once to displace air trapped by the first cycle. I picked up the set to look at it, and immediately knew I had to have it. Performance I have a natural attraction to solid gold and all gold-filled pens. To fill: Non-retracting pens: Hold pen nib uppermost. Pulling the saddle upward, away from the barrel, squeezes the sac laterally. None of my vacs have it.
Million of pens were made, and were still readily available, at very affordable prices. To fill: Immerse nib and part of section into ink. That pen writes wonderfully and is definitely pocket jewelry, so I was fascinated with the idea of that model being converted to a Vacumatic. Press knob down, smoothly and fairly rapidly, to expel air. If pen is dry, begin by pulling plunger up a short distance and pushing down again. Remove pen from ink and. There is a full-color 3-D cutaway of a Vacuum-Fil pen in.
Rotate lock ring to lock crescent. The striped Duofolds were offered in four colours: Black; Blue, Silver and Black Blue ;Pink, Silver and Black Maroon , Green, Gold and Black Green ; and Black. Pull and release saddle bar two times, waiting three seconds between pulls. Unscrew section assembly from barrel upper image and set it aside on a piece of waste paper. As user pens, the later aerometric filler holds an edge over the earlier vacumatic pens, mostly because they are almost always working, and need little or no repair, except for a good flush of the old dried up ink.
The Vacumatic clip was a good idea, unifying the blind cap and its plunger at one end with the older style clip at the other. The caps were pristine, and it had a jewel at the end of the barrel, instead of the usual rounded ends I had seen. The jeweler or pen maker may find the challenge attractive, much like the feeling a mountain climber gets, first setting eyes on distant peaks. It was not until years later that I discovered vintage pens via the internet. The size of a Slender Maxima. Moxon Says: My Parker 51 was stolen recently and I need another — but with a broad stub point.
The new clip was very similar to the early Vacumatic clips but was longer. A metal pressure bar, attached to a metal crescent protruding through a slotted hole in the side of the barrel, squeezes the sac laterally. To reveal this filling mechanism one had to unscrew the entire body cover from the section ring and back. Those often need professional restoration. My pursuit includes its history and advertising ephemera.
Acknowledgement Grateful thanks to Harry Shubin for supplying these beautiful Parker 51 gold fantasy pens. After filling, the filler must be locked down again in order for the blind cap to be replaced. In order to facilitate the flow of ink from one side of the head to the other, the head in some pens is relieved to give it a square shape, while in other pens there are holes in the plunger shaft near the head. In order to ensure an unrestricted path for ink flow during use, the piston in Sheaffer and Wahl pens is forced sideways in the barrel by a protrusion on the end of the feed or by a pin piercing the section threads transversely. The pen may be a prized possession.