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After a year or so of test-marketing trials, the Vacumatic was formally launched in 1933, displacing the Duofold as Parker's premier line.Vacs were initially released under the name "Golden Arrow", and then "Vacuum Filler" ().The nib is very flexible compared to most Parker weapons grade stiff nibs, although it is not a wet noodle. ITEM #4687: PARKER DEBUTANTE DOUBLE JEWEL VAC FOUNTAIN PEN IN GREEN/BLCK PEARL LAMINATION. This pen has a perfect, un-corroded, un-torn aluminum lock-down filler. 0 ITEM #4393: FIRST GENERATION GREY TRANSPARENT SLENDER VACUMATIC W/NICKEL PLATED TRIM. Get a load of the reading on the PENTOOLING CLEAR-O-METER with this pen on it in the last picture below. Features a 14K Arrow nib, feed, and clip by Parker; Barrel, section, and cap by Ariel Kullock, turned out of the same rod stock as used by Parker for its 80s re-release of the Duofolds; Banding by Dr. it has a 14K Parker arrow nib that measures right between Medium and Fine on a Parker factory nib grader. Maxima Vacumatic fountain pen on one side and the same sized (from the set mate to the above pens) Vacumatic pencil. Strong imprint, triple bands, MEDIUM/FINE nib (right on the boundary). Cheap fountain pen friendly lined paper from Target.
Vacumatics are pump-fillers, with a large ink capacity .
ITEM #5429: STANDARD SIZED PARKER VAC, BLUE LAMINATED. Not the usual weapons grade stiffness typical on Vacumatics. Double jeweled, triple band, Medium 14K nib and a super clean (uncorroded) lock-down filler.
Medium nib has a suprising amount of flex for a Vac nib. 0 ITEM #5253: PARKER STANDARD SIZED LAMINATED VACUMATIC. 5.275" long ( 134 mm) x .598" diameter @ cap bands (15.17mm).
By contrast, the Vacumatic came in amazing laminated plastics, made up from sheets of alternating solid and pearlescent colors.
Taking advantage of the new filler design, these pens were translucent, allowing you to see how much ink remained in the pen at any point (the ravages of time and ink exposure have made most surviving Vacs rather opaque, although you will still find lightly-used or new-old-stock examples with good transparency).Elaborating on an invention by a University of Wisconsin engineer, Parker came up with an all-new filler system and installed it on a new and visually-arresting line of pens that first went on sale in 1932.