Vintage Parker 45 Deluxe Fountain Pen - Metal Cap, Burgandy
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Vintage Parker 45 Deluxe Fountain Pen - Metal Cap, Burgandy:
Vintage Parker 45 DeLuxe fountain pen - metal cap, burgandyLovely vintage fountain pen in nice condition. Dark blue barrel with stainless DeLuxe cap with gold accents. Shrouded steel tip (m). Some teeth marks on the end of the barrel.Writes fine.from the web...
The Parker 45 was designed by Don Doman (who also designed the Jotter, Parker 61, Parker VP, Parker 75, Parker T1 and Liquid Lead). He based it on an Eversharp design, called the Eversharp "10 000", a cartridge pen the rights to which Parker aquired when they bought the pen division of Eversharp in 1957 (read more under Parker "19"). Not wanting to differ too much from ther prize-winning design of the milk cow Parker 51, Doman initially kept the metal cap and the arrow clip but adopted the stylized clip of the Parker 21 Super, introduced in 1956. The body of the Parker 45 was tapered at both ends, creating a slimmer and lighter pen than the Parker 51. The body also sported a metal ring and a completely new kind of steel nib. The nib was triangular and very small, compared to prior Parker nibs. The complete nib/feed could be unscrewed and easily replaced and many styles of nibs were offered. The patents showing the Parker "45" nib, collector and the converter was filed in 1960 and states Homer T. Green as the inventor.