Parker 51 Aerometric in Forest Green.
Parker introduced the aerometric filling system on the 51 in 1948, this example probably dates from the early nineteen fifties.
The 51 is often described as 'the best pen ever made', it was often copied but never equalled. This is an outstanding, example, it has a Forest Green finish and a good, deep shine.
The Forest Green colour is most attractive, it is one of the most uncommon parker 51 colours. The cap is 1/10 rolled gold, it is in good condition and has no dings.
The Parker 'halo' hard box has lost its spring but is in good, sound condition.
The pen has been fully serviced and tested. The aerometric filling system works well and takes up a good amount of ink.
The 14 Ct. gold nib has a medium point which lays down a very smooth and consistent wet line, a little on the broad side of medium.
At sixty odd years old this is a remarkable top quality vintage pen. The 51 is the first choice of many collectors as a daily user, it is totally reliable, stylish and very practical with a great deal of prestige.