Size: Capped - 131mm; posted - 143mm.
A boxed brown Falcon set. This Parker 75 relation was made for only a couple of years and so is really quite hard to find today. This set is in good condition, though with the usual surface wear that you will find with these pens. The pencil has some plating wear to the pocket clip, and to the point. The fountain pen has very slight loss of the matte brown covering to the rim at the very end of the barrel, and to the lip of the cap. Both pieces have the usual small, light surface scratches which you will not really see without a loupe. Externally, all the pieces look very much like the Standard Parker 75. Caps and barrels are wrapped in a matte brown finish coating. The caps have inset gold plated discs surrounded by a black plastic collar. The pocket clips, also gold plated, are of the Parker arrow type but the "flights" on the Parker 50s are plain with no detailing. Neither of these pens has a date code, so they were made in the USA before 1980.
The barrel unscrews to reveal the original brushed steel Aerometric type ink converter. The pen can also be used with standard Parker ink cartridges. The nib is what really sets these pens apart, being an extension of the section instead of a separate piece as with most pens. The nib is gold plated and in excellent undamaged condition with a huge blob of iridium at the tip.
A clutch-type pencil that is activated by pressing down on the cap. This will "click" the lead forward a little. The cap unscrews to reveal the original partly used pink eraser with some spare 0.7mm leads below.
The original grey plastic Parker box has a grey flocked pad and a creamy satin lid lining. It is in very nice condition.
I have fully serviced this set. The nib on the fountain pen is very smooth and writes with a very nice wet and consistent medium width line. The pencil works very well, advancing the lead about 1/2 mm per click on the cap.