The Parker 51 is a classic of the vintage fountain pens. Admiration for the pen is well deserved both for its iconic hooded design as well as its overall durable and reliable construction. The 51 is truly a workhorse ready at hand ready to write from the start.
The hooded design and durable materials allowed Parker to use the quick drying Parker Superchrome while also allowing users to leave the pen uncapped for longer periods of time.
This particular example is in the Cocoa colour, made in the United States with no date code. Due to a number of identifying characteristics it is believed the production date for this pen is between 1953 and 1957.
Nib: 14K hooded nib (Medium).
Filling System: Aerometric
Condition: Good overall condition with some discolouration on the Stainless steel cap (see pictures). There are also 2 nicks in the hood, also documented. The pen has been fully cleaned and inspected and the sac is like new. Please see the photos for a complete photographic assessment of the quality of the pen.
Country of Manufacture: United States
Made by Parker in the United States of America, Restored by Fifteen Pens in Ottawa Canada.
Comes with a 1 year warranty