Pen of the Day: Parker 51 Double Jewel


Parker 51 Cedar Blue with fine nib. This is a vacumatic 51. It belonged to my mother. When we found it this January, it hadn’t been used for decades. It was inside an old jewelry box, unseen and forgotten. The body jewel and tassie were missing, and I didn’t have to test the filler to know it needed a new diaphragm.

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2 thoughts on “Pen of the Day: Parker 51 Double Jewel

  1. I love the dark blue and gold; maybe my favorite of all the P51s you have shown on your blog. What a moving coincidence that the nib should be ‘just right’ for you!

    A gorgeous pen, imbued with personal significance. Inherited pens are a class apart, aren’t they? 🙂


  2. It is wonderful you found this pen, I had a similar experience with Dad’s Duofold Junior which I knew was broken (I gave him a Pelikan M400 to replace it many years ago) but I found it and had it repaired.
    I collect English Duofolds and have another of exactly the same model but Dad’s is more important to me.

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