Nib: Fine 14k Gold, USA #5 (1945 nib)
Parker Vacumatic, 3rd generation, c1946 Silver Pearl Celluloid with Nickel Plated Trim / Blue diamond clip / Made in USA with chevron cap band. Plastic plunger Vacumatic filling system. Length Capped 11.8 cm
Art Deco style, striped celluloid pattern that resemble skyscrapers from the 1930’s.
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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.
By using a diaphragm rather than a sac, the whole barrel could be used as a reservoir