This is a very nice example of the rare No.74 Fountain Pen. It was known as the Speedy Phil because it was fitted with a twist type filling mechanism which was supposedly quicker to operate). The cam on the original filling system had worn out on this model so it has been replaced with a Parker 51 aerometric filling system which fits perfectly.
It is finished in the desirable Blue Herringbone with gold filled trim to the greek key cap band and clip. The colours are still bright and vibrant and the plating is in good order with only minor wear.
The barrel imprint is crisp and deep and the pen is fitted with a lovely Broad nib which writes fantastically smoothly.
It has been fully restored and are ready to write.
The substitute filling mechanism does de-value the pen although it works perfectly well, this is reflected in the price which would be 50% more if it was totally original.
We are very lucky here at Vintage Fountain Pens Ltd as we are able to continue to run the business from home. However we are taking every precaution to ensure that we all remain safe, all envelopes are new and come from sealed packaging, all pens and accessories are kept in sealed cupboards until required and all work areas are disinfected on a daily basis. We are still taking in repairs and, as long as the Post Office is open, we are able to turn them round very quickly. Let us hope that we get on top of this virus very quickly and we can all get back to normal. Thank you for your continued support.