This is a very good example of the Parker Vacumatic Major finished in Emerald Pearl. It was made in Canada and is date coded for 1938. It is the first generation Vacumatic with the lockdown 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. That is why this pen is date coded for 1938 when production in the US had changed to the 2nd generation a year or two earlier.
The pen is in good condition throughout with only minor marks and scratches commensurate with use. The gold plating shows a little wear, especially on the cap rings. The imprint on the barrel is clear and legible.
The diaphragm has been replaced and the pen is in full working order.
The 14ct gold nib writes smoothly with a Broad line.