Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 26

Today's featured "show & tell" is courtesy of honourary VPC member Glenn Garside, a good friend of our club's co-founder Bill K and mine, who came all the way from Australia to attend two of our pen club's meetups! Glenn is a keen collector of both vintage and modern fountain pens who recently won a five-pen lot on eBay (for a very good price) that he wanted to share with us...

(all photos by Glenn Garside ~ please click on images to enlarge)

(Top to bottom): Conklin 'Heritage Conklinetta Senior', Pelikan M205 SE in Aquamarine, Conklin 'Victory', Parker 'Urban Premium' and Parker '95'.

Although he was primarily interested in the Pelikan, Glenn wound up getting four other modern fountain pens, all in working order. The pens needed a good cleaning in an ultrasonic bath, but as you can see, they cleaned up very nicely...

Glenn meticulously catalogs his acquisitions, so he sent these notes along with the photos above:
  • Parker Urban Premium, chiselled Black, Q1 16 (first quarter of 2016), Fine nib.

  • Parker 95, Black, Fine nib, 1988-93.

  • Conklin Victory, blue, EF nib, 2017:
  • solid brass barrel and cap.
  • triple lacquer finish that is durable
  • The polished chrome clip has a pivot design that is easy to insert into a pocket yet stays secure.
  • fitted with a stainless steel nib and a cartridge converter fill system.
    Product Specifications
    Length: 5.5 in.(139.7mm)
    Posted Length: 5.875 in.(149.2mm)
    Diameter: 0.4 in.(10.2mm)
    Weight: 1.0 oz.(28.35g)
    Nib Material: Stainless Steel
    Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter - Standard International
  • Conklin Heritage Conklinetta Senior, side button fill, Black, 2015:
  • combines the original historic design and patented filling system using today's modern manufacturing and materials.
  • side-button fill system, which is similar to the crescent fill system. The chrome sleeve twists to open and lock.
  • chrome trim, clip
  • large fountain pen measuring 141 mm closed and 165 mm posted
  • Pelikan M205 SE Aquamarine, 2016, Medium nib.
There's a nice article on the Parker '95' as well as its predecessor, the Parker 'Arrow' on Jim Mamoulides' excellent Penhero.com site:
Parker 95 1988-1994
The Parker Arrow 1982-1988

Congratulations on a nice eBay win, Glenn, and thank you for contributing to our pen club's virtual "show & tell"!

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