Saturday, January 10, 2015

Some Vacumatics

Seems like this has become more a travel blog than one about pens, but a recent find rises to the level of comment worthiness.

Long before I began playing with Pelikans, I collected Parker Vacumatics pretty seriously and they continue to be a strong interest. But, in truth, I probably add no more than half a dozen a year nowadays. 2015 will be different.

From left to right, a telephone dialer; a standard Vac Band in burgundy; one in emerald made in the US with Argentinian markings; a streamline standard with star clip; a Ripleys with a curious star clip (probably an early repair, though it has no date stamp at all on the barrel--late release? And then another, correct Ripleys along with a companion pencil. But wait, there's more. I also got this Vacuum-Filler box and papers. I added the pens. Wow!