- This is a first class example of a vintage Parker '51' Aerometric model llA in Burgundy. The Chrome filler sleeve is imprinted:
Parker '51'. To fill press ribbed bar firmly six times'
This imprint was only used in 1948/1949, the first erometric, the advice was changed to 'Four times' in 1950.
The pen is in excellent condition, it has a deep Burgundy finish and a ding free Gold filled cap with pearl coloured end stud.
The original 'Pli-glass' ink sac is clear and unstained, a sign of very little, careful use.
The aerometric filling system works well and the 14Ct. gold nib writes with a smooth, medium line, perhaps a little on the fine side.
The Parker '51' has often been described as 'the best pen ever made', At around seventy years old this Parker '51' still supports that claim.
For a full review of this pen see Parker 51 Review