This is a very nice example of the Parker Vacumatic Junior. It was made in Canada and is date coded for 1939. This is the 1st Generation model with the lockdown pump filler. It is finished in the lovely Green Marble.
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. (Hence this first Gen model has a 1939 date code)
This pen is in good condition throughout with some marks and scratches commensurate with use. The gold plating is in good condition with some wear on the edges and the imprint on the barrel is worn but still clear and legible.
The diaphragm has been replaced and the pen is in full working order.
The 14ct gold nib writes smoothly with a Medium line. It is a later replacement but still writes beautifully.