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Parker 45 Arrow. Gold nib. 1960s.

Regular price £45.00

The Parker 45, named after the Colt 45, was introduced in 1960. The 'Parker Arrow' version, this pen, was added to the range in 1962.  It is a testament to the sound, timeless design and functionality of the 45 that it remained, fundamentally unchanged, until 2008.  The coned cap stud, as on this pen, was replaced with a dimpled version in 1970 so this pen can be placed firmly in the 1960s.

This model was offered with either a steel or solid Gold nib.  I removed the nib to confirm that it is 14Ct. Gold, please see photos.

This pen is in totally mint, unused condition throughout, although it has been inked for testing purposes.   It has an excellent surface, a clear imprint, and the polished chrome trim is similarly pristine.

The pen is presented in the a hard plastic box, it may be from a later pen.  One of the retaining tabs is broken but it will serve well for transport, protection and display.

I have inked the pen, once, for testing.  The 14Ct. Gold nib  writes with a smooth, medium line. it is a very 'easy' and comfortable writer, 

The 45 is a cartridge filler, it is fitted with the original Parker metal ink converter and a new cartridge will be supplied with the pen so it is ready to write in either configuration..

The Parker 45 Arrow is very underated in many respects, not least in that it is a good quality, Gold nibbed pen with an excellent pedigree.  It is very difficult to find a perfect, mint example, such as this pen.

At around sixty years of age it would serve for many more years as a practical, attractive, and trouble free vintage every day user.