Dating parker vacumatic

dating parker vacumatic

How do you date a Parker 51 pen?

Dating of Parker 51 pens is easy, down to the quarter it was made; at least for the barrel. Parker used a date system of one digit, surrounded by a series of dots to signify the quarter the pen was made in. The year was started with three dots and as the year progressed, a dot was ground-off the die, as follows;

How to identify Parker Vacumatic clips?

They actually resemble the Parker Vacumatic clips in use at the time. The blue diamond is larger than the later clips, and the enamel used is of a lighter blue color. In addition, the clips are plated over a brass base and are die struck, resulting in a negative image on the back. Another identification aid can be the filler unit.

When did the Parker 51 Vacumatic filler come out?

Parker 51 Vacumatic Filler First Year 1940-1941 The Parker 51 commonly referred to as a First Year pen is really a pen from late 1940 through 1941.

When did Parker start using date codes on pencils?

In mid 1934 Parker began marking most pens and pencils with a date code, both the barrel and the nibs were marked, but lacking a date code doesnt necessarily mean that the pen was made pre-1935, since many imprints have been worn off with use.

What is the date code on a Parker 51 pen?

With one exception, the system was dropped not long thereafter (the earliest US date code we have seen is 34; the latest, 56, first quarter, on a Parker 51 pencil, with the latest on a Parker 51 pen, 52).

How can I tell what year my Parker Pen was made?

Secondly an imprint can be found on the top of the barrel, just under the cap clutch ring: PARKER 51 6MADE IN U.S.A. The small digit denotes the year of making for the barrel. This digit was deleted on the US made pens in 1953 but continued until 1959 on European (and Canadian?) pens, the same for the date on the nib.

When did Parker start using date codes on pencils?

In mid 1934 Parker began marking most pens and pencils with a date code, both the barrel and the nibs were marked, but lacking a date code doesnt necessarily mean that the pen was made pre-1935, since many imprints have been worn off with use.

What do the numbers on Parker Pens mean?

Parker Date Codes From around 1934 and into the 1950s, Parker pens (and pencils, though less consistently) were marked on the barrel to indicate their date of production, with nibs marked similarly. At first the code consisted of two digits: the first indicated the quarter; the second, the year.

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