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#1 brando090

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:51 AM

Hello all FPBoard enthusiasts,

I'm currently looking into the Parker 51 jewel types. I know for sure of the aluminum and gray jewels, but have heard about black and amber jewels. Could someone shed some light on this subject.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:56 AM

"Aluminum" jewels are sometimes silver. Black jewel used on 51 Special. Amber jewels were special order.



#3 sloegin

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:59 AM

Yes, they came in all four varieties.

#4 brando090

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:08 AM

"Aluminum" jewels are sometimes silver. Black jewel used on 51 Special. Amber jewels were special order.


Correct, forgot to mention that. Also, I take it these jewels which were silver were not marked? Is that true? Were they special order, or were they just supplements to replace the wars need for aluminum?

Edited by brando090, 21 April 2013 - 04:08 AM.


#5 Rocco P

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:02 AM

Were there other varieties?

I recall seeing a green one, but it might have been a modern reproduction.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:02 PM

The jewels are found with two distinct thread sizes as well. Certain material/thread pitch combinations would be suspicious.

There ary many reproductions to be found.

Edited by FarmBoy, 21 April 2013 - 01:02 PM.





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