Size: Capped - 137mm; posted - 147mm.
The 45 was Parker's first cartridge pen in 1960. The 45 series are robust pens and good writers, laying down nice wet lines. This pen is a glossy jet black colour and is in excellent, undamaged condition. There are no scratches, cracks, splits or chips. I don't think it has been used much, if at all in the past, and I have just dipped the nib to get the writing sample below. It has a chrome plated top button, with a chrome plated Parker arrow pocket clip. The cap has a narrow chrome plated lip band. The barrel unscrews to allow the fitting of either a standard Parker ink cartridge, or, if you prefer bottled ink, you can use the original squeeze-bar ink converter that is already fitted to the pen. The nib is made from 14 carat gold and has a medium width point.
I have fully serviced this pen. It writes very well, producing a very smooth, wet medium width line.
A lovely example of an early 1970s Parker 45. Not a lot of these about in such good condition nowadays.