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#1 ckent007

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:44 PM

Dear All:

 

Was doing some investigating into Parker 51 fountain pen variants.

 

I have a Parker 51 mark II, and the cap metal is a very polished chrome-like steel.

 

I have seen many pictures of other Parker 51 caps, in which the finish is not polished, but more like satin-appearing. Is this an illusion, or is the metal more like a brushed stainless steel, like that of the majority of parker flighters, like the 45, the 61, and the 75?

 

Thanks very much,

WB



#2 Jos

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

Hi,

 

I associate a shiny polished cap with the Parker 51 Special:

http://www.parker51.com/versions.html (search page for "Special")



#3 david i

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:50 PM

Hi,

 

Photo would help.  I've noticed some later-issue Mark I pens called Mark II here n' there. I also am used to seeing mirror-finish caps on Mark 1 "51" Special.

 

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#4 ckent007

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:02 AM

Sorry for not being more clear.

What i mean to ask is this:

 

Does the satiny-appearance finish on this parker 51 cap...

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

...resemble the type of brushed metal finish on this parker 45

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2ec8aaae90

 

, or is it a different type of metal finish entirely?

 

Thanks!



#5 FarmBoy

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:08 AM

Parker refered to some finishes as 'scratch buffed'.

 

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