PA3544 Parker 51 Aerometric Whitefriars Glass Desk Set (Broad)

PA3544 Parker 51 Aerometric Whitefriars Glass Desk Set (Broad)
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  • Product Code: VINT_PA3544
  • £98.00
  • Ex Tax: £98.00

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PA3544 Parker 51 Aerometric Whitefriars Glass Desk Set (Broad)

Date: c1960s

Size: Pen length 153mm.

A lustrous India black English Parker 51 Aerometric desk pen and Parker trumpet with its original and beautiful blue Whitefriars glass bauble paperweight.  The barrel has a shortish taper with a chrome plated clutch ring.  By the style of the taper, clutch ring and the Aerometric sac guard, this pen can be identified as probably a late-1950s or early 1960s model, and the whole desk set can be dated from this.   Both barrel and hood are completely undamaged with no splits, cracks or chips and no noticeable surface scratches either.  The undamaged 14 carat gold hooded nib is in an excellent broad point.  Unscrew the barrel to expose the aerometric filler.  This is polished stainless steel, and is still in excellent condition.  The original pli-glass ink sac still retains a little of its original transparency.  The black trumpet has a chrome coloured magnetic ball.  The only damage that I could find on this desk set consists of a couple of hard to find scratches on the underside of the trumpet.    The metal plate on the top of the glass base is silver coloured.  The beautiful greyish blue Whitefriars glass paperweight base has a lovely bubble grid decoration.  Mounted in the centre is an indentation that the magnetic trumpet ball sits in.  The magnet inside holds it steady at any angle.  

I have fully serviced this pen.  It writes superbly with the very smooth, wet and broad width line that you would expect of a Parker 51. 

A very beautiful desk set.  I very rarely find these Whitefriars sets and this one is still in very good condition, and really looks the part.

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