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#1 penmanila

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:53 PM

it's been a while since i've picked up any vac, but i couldn't pass up this very nice set in silver-pearl on ebay:

 

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no dimensions were given in the ad and there was no time to ask or wait for answer, so i took a chance and got the set for a little over $100. 

 

i'm hoping for an OS--the pen seems chunky enough--but i figure that even as a standard, the set would be well worth the price, given how clean it seems to be, especially the trim.

 

thoughts?


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 11:26 PM

Feather-together nib.

 

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 11:31 PM

many thanks for noting that, david--would have missed it, of course. so i have a rather early vac. 

 

can you tell if this is a standard or an OS just from the pics? or any chance it might be a vacuum filler, given the somewhat swirly section?


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#4 david i

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 12:25 AM

Though camera distortion can make the call tough, and though the section looks plump, I believe I see just 7 feathers per side on the nib. Also, I have to review some pens to see if OS pens in the USA ever were "feather together".

 

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 06:15 AM

What's feather together?

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 06:31 AM

What's feather together?

 

Feather together explained: check this thread:

http://fountainpenbo...-nib-questions/



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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:24 AM

Thanks Jos all is clear now. Never seen 1 before.

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 04:44 AM

it did turn out to be a standard, but a very clean one, so i'm not at all disappointed. the feather-together nib will make it a bit special. have a mint vac case waiting for it, too!


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Posted 17 April 2015 - 05:27 AM

Thanks for the follow up.

 

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 04:13 AM

what does it say when there's no date code on the vac? this set is almost pristine (absolutely no wear on the plating) so i doubt that any date was scratched off for whatever reason. tia.


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Posted 22 May 2015 - 07:37 PM

It says, then, "pat"?

 

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 12:32 AM

yes--GEO. S. PARKER on the left of PARKER VACUMATIC and MADE IN USA PAT. on the right.


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