Parker 45

1960s
About This Model

After the wild success of the 51 throughout the 1940’s and 50’s, Parker was ready for change by the late 50’s.  Their changes were in three major directions — new technology and efficiency with the capillary filling 61, economy with the 51-“lite” 21, and a bit of all of it in the all-new 45.  The 45 (yes, named for the revolver that “won the west”) revolutionized pen manufacture by introducing refillable and replaceable cartridges and continuing hooded nibs, now with plastic feeds. The classic 45 had a brushed steel cap, gold-plated clip and cap ring, and a plastic body and section that was available in numerous colors.  In addition, they were all one size, 5 3/8” long capped, longer and slimmer than 51’s and 21’s, with both ends tapered.

About This Pen

This 45 is in dark blue, a classic model, in very nice condition. Clip and crown are gold.  Nib is a fine.

Price: $44