This is a very nice example of the Parker Vacumatic. This is the smallest model in the range, the Debutante, and it was made in Canada. The barrel is date coded for 1939. This is the 2nd Generation model with the Speedline 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 good condition throughout with minor marks and scratches commensurate with light use. The chrome plating to the clip and cap ring is a little worn in places. The imprint on the barrel is clear and legible. The clip screw jewel, the bottom tassie jewel and the section are all made from the same stripy silver pearl material, this too is quite rare as most of the vacs were fitted with black hard rubber trim.
The diaphragm has been replaced and the pen is in full working order.
The 14ct gold nib writes smoothly with a lovely Medium flex line.