Parker Vacumatic - Silver Pearl, two-band cap - 1945 (Pen 2189)

Nib: 14 Kt Fine Firm


The first fountain pen I bought on line was a two-band Silver Pearl Vacumatic, just like this one. Part of how I became hooked on fountain pens! This one is a nice enough pen, with nickel plating loss on the clip and cap bands. The nib is a firm fine. Standard plastic filling plunger. Average transparency to the barrel. There is a small, ~1 mm, crack off the vent hole of the nib, of no functional significance. 5", 129 mm.