PA3252 Parker 51 Aerometric Fountain Pen and Pencil Set, boxed (Fine)

PA3252 Parker 51 Aerometric Fountain Pen and Pencil Set, boxed (Fine)
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  • £125.00
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PA3252 Parker 51 Aerometric Fountain Pen and Pencil Set, boxed (Fine)

Date: c1950s

Size: Capped - 139mm; posted - 155mm.

A very pretty India black Parker 51 set.  Both pieces are in excellent condition with no damage at all that I can see, save for those ever-present wispy marks you get in the cap frosting, and a very small surface stain below the pocket clip shaft.  The caps have no dings and the delicate frosting is still all there.  The barrels are scratchless and very glossy.  Both caps have a clear grey top jewel with a chrome plated short arrow Parker pocket clip.  The cap lips are polished in contrast with the frosted cap bodies.  The imprint just above the cap lip reads simply "PARKER"

Fountain Pen

The barrel unscrews to reveal the Aerometric filler which is in excellent undamaged and shiny condition.  The original pliglass ink sac is still installed and has hardly any of the usual internal ink staining, retaining a good amount of its original transparency.  The hooded nib is in a fine point and made from 14 carat gold.  There is a clear imprint at the forward end of the barrel, identifying the pen as being English-made.

Pencil

This is a clutch action continuous feed pencil.  It too is in excellent condition.  The cap pulls off - below the cap is the original eraser holder with a broken off pink eraser still in it.  There is a space to store spare leads below, and there are still a few spare 0.9mm leads in here.  I have also installed a fresh 0.9mm lead in the clutch mechanism.  To work the pencil, you press down on the cap to open the clutch and to allow the lead to advance.  

Box
The original box is a bit dilapidated and has extensive age-spotting to the satin pad.  However, it has done a sterling job over the years of protecting the pen and pencil within.  

I have fully serviced this set.  The nib writes very smoothly, just how you would expect and hope a Parker 51 to write.  It works very well and produces a wet and consistent fine width line.

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