Excellent English 51 in grey with rolled gold cap from the early 1960s
Lightly used, this is an good example of English Mk1. This is fitted with a 14k gold oblique nib (cut from top right to bottom left) with a writing width varying from 0.4mm to 0.8mm so is probably what Parker would have classified as a medium oblique.
The purpose of an oblique nib is to give variation in line width unlike standard (non stub) fine, medium or broad nibs which produce the same line width (monoline) regardless of which direction the nib is travelling. With this type of oblique nib, the line is thinnest travelling diagonally across the page from bottom left to top right, and thickest running diagonally down the page from top left to bottom right
The dating of this pen to the early 1960s is based on the cap having the four prong/finger clutch (introduced around 1962) but not featuring the 'halo' logo or '51' imprint on the cap lip
This fills from an ink bottle and does not take cartridges
Condition B/1m Oblique - (Ref 12666)
We have fully serviced this pen which includes disassembling the pen, ultrasonically cleaning all the parts and fitting a new pliglass ink sac. We then reassemble the pen, check ink flow and the smoothness of the nib. We also check and adjust the tightness and positioning of the clip.
This pen comes with our normal 12 month warranty. We keep a detailed record of each customer's purchases so if you need to call us, we will have all the information here to answer any query