Parker 51

About This Model

The Parker 51 is generally agreed to be one of the genuinely iconic fountain pens, for its timeless design, revolutionary construction, efficiency, unparalleled durability, and for being a great writer.  It is also among the most sold pens of all time, having been available from 1941 until the early 1970’s, manufactured in plants around the world, and sold millions.  Within each major model there are myriad combinations of color, cap, and other details that have made collecting 51s a serious sport around the world. 51s are available in two lengths: the typical 51 is 5 3/8″ long, but there are also demis, 4 13/16″ long. They are excellent writers, hold a great deal of ink, and are great shirt/jacket pocket pens. Parker 51s are readily available today, although some of their colors and cap patterns are rare.

About This Pen

In cordovan brown, from 1947, and has one jewel and a 14K gold-filled cap with vertical lines running the length of the cap. It is in excellent condition, showing two very small cap dings and only some minor signs of use. The imprint is clear and complete, showing the pen’s origins at the Toronto factory in the T7 date code (it is marked as American-made, so was probably assembled in Canada with American parts). The vac filler works very well. The probably original nib is gold, and writes a wet XF/F line.


This pen is not for sale.