Nib: Fine 14k Gold, Vacumatic A
Parker Vacumatic Junior c1935 Green Pearl Celluloid with Nickel Plated clip and G/F bands, Button-filler / Made in USA nib USA stamped Pat.44 Length Capped 11.4 CM
lockdown-filler Vacumatics: After a year or so of test-marketing trials, the Vacumatic was formally launched in 1933, displacing the Duofold as Parker's premier line. Vacs were initially released under the name "Golden Arrow", and then "Vacuum Filler" US production continued through 1948, and until 1953 in Canada. Although other patterns were used, Vacumatics are strongly identified with the laminated celluloid which they pioneered. Clear celluloid alternating with pearlescent allows the ink level in the barrel to be immediately visible. Vacumatics are pump-fillers, with a large ink capacity
The earliest Vacumatics came with a lock-down filler (shown below), which is released by being depressed slightly and turned. After filling, the filler must be locked down again in order for the blind cap to be replaced.