Dating parker 51 pens

It was decided that rather than run the risk of confusion with earlier models (apart from those made in 19) to add a second digit to the year, so a pen made in the third quarter of 1950 would bear a 50. This scheme was only pursued until about 1955 in the US, and was dropped elsewhere by about 1960.Parker “51”s made in Canada and England in the 1950s are exceptions to this pattern, as they stuck with the earlier single-digit pattern.3: Model – Some models date from specific years or had identifying features during certain time periods.The best example of this is the 45 Flighter which started off in 1964 with a black plastic end cap, later changed to chrome in around 1970 before losing the end cap altogether in 1979/80.An other thing to not get too concerned about is finding a pen has lost its code.They tend to be small and not quite as deeply impressed as the rest of the barrel markings, and decades of wear can render them obscure or efface them entirely.There were so many 45’s made that shops often had older stock in long after the pen was made.Some earlier US pens had a date code on the box indicating the year of manufacture.

Thus, a pen with a 46 code is from October through December of 1936, and pens made in the third quarter are In 1938, the codes for the quarters were changed to simple dots; the accepted reason for this is that it saved in the making of the stamps; rather than having a new code-stamp each quarter, a dot was merely ground off the one for the year.

Name on barrel, a few pinhead dings to the cap, slight hood shrinkage.

DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • 0 Click here for more images 10168: Parker 51 Club button: large metal pin back, 3.55 cm in diameter, given to Parker dealers as part of a sales contest promoting the initial release of the Parker 51; rare, and probably even less commonly seen than the sought-after contest award pens.

Both methods allowed for the same subtractive changes to the dies responsible for the impressions.

Since 1988, there has only been one substantial change in the code, in that the quarter indicators were shifted back to after the year indication, with a dot separating them.

Points and bodies were made in separate production lines, not meeting until final assembly, and the lines did generally run to the same schedule.

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Starting in 1942, all Parker "51" pens had the imprint up under the barrel clutch ring. During the first quarter of 1942, the imprint remained all in one line, just. 
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The Parker 51 fountain pen is a classic writing instrument first put into production in 1941, when the company celebrated its 51st anniversary in business. 
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