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Parker 51 Custom boxed set

Regular price £125.00

The Parker 51 Custom, this set, differed from the 51 Classic in that it has a 1/10 rolled Gold cap whilst the Classic cap is 'Lustralloy'.

This set, made in the 1950s, comprises a fountain pen and matching pencil.  The pencil is a 'continuous feed' mechanism which operates by depressing the cap to release the lead.  The pencil is in excellent condition, the cap is ding free and the barrel has a first class finish with a clear imprint.  The grooves on the cone are gold infilled, consistent with a Custom pencil.

The fountain pen cap has a couple of very light depressions which I've attempted to show on the photographs.  The  barrel and hood have an unmarked, bright surface and the ink sac is only lightly stained and has maintained transparency. 

The pen has been fully serviced and tested.  The aerometric filling system fills well and the 14 Ct. Gold nib writes with a very smooth, medium line.  The hooded design precludes any flex in the  51 but Parker managed to give the nib a very pleasing 'soft' feel.

The Parker presentation case is very clean and solid.  the satin lined interior is free of any stains or age marks and the hinges are sound and well sprung.

The Parker 51 is the most successful pen ever made and has a great deal of prestige.  It is the first choice of many pen enthusiasts as a daily writer, a testament to it's reliability and iconic status.