Parker Vacumatic

1945
About This Model

Vacumatics were Parker’s main product from 1933-1948, with overlaps representing the generation between the 1920s-30s Duofolds and the 1940s-50s 51s. As with every major generation of Parkers, the Vacumatics introduced significant product enhancement and innovation. “Vacs” were the first major vacuum filler, with a sealed pump pulling ink into the pen’s barrel. To see the ink, Vacumatic barrels were made with transparent celluloid, the transparent portions in narrow rings alternating with black and colored opaque rings. Finally, Parker’s own arrow clip first appeared with the Vacumatic. Over the years, they were produced in a wide variety of sizes, colors, patterns, and in three generations of pump technology. Today, Vacs have proven their durability by the vast number that are still available for restoration and new use.  Good, durable, attractive pens.

About This Pen

This Vacumatic is a Junior model from 1945, in laminated black but with exceptional transparency.  The cap has a Blue Diamond clip and a ⅛” cap ring; the cap and barrel are very nice and largely unmarked.  This pen is just over 5” long and 7/16” wide. The nib is a wet fine, and a fast writer.  An unusually nice Vac.  

This pen is not for sale.