This is an excellent good example of the Parker Vacumatic Major finished in Emerald Pearl. It was made in Canada and is date coded 53 for the third quarter of 1945. It is the third generation Vacumatic with the plastic filler.
The first generation Vacumatics (1932 - 1936) were fitted with the metal lockdown filler and had a short blind cap, the seond generation (1937 - 1941) were fitted with the speedline filler with the longer blind cap, the third generation (1942 - 1948) were fitted with the plastic filler, again with a longer blind cap. There were some crossovers on the dates as old stock was used up. Canadian models tended to lag behind the US production as old stock was passed to Toronto to make way for new stock in Janesville.
The pen is in tremendous condition throughout with only minor marks and scratches commensurate with use. The gold plating shows very little wear and the imprint on the barrel is clear and deep.
The diaphragm has been replaced and the pen is in full working order.
The 14ct gold nib writes smoothly with a Medium line. The pen is supplied in its original box.