This is a very unusual example of the desirable Parker Vacumatic Major. It was made in Canada around 1945 and is fitted with a beautiful 18ct solid gold overlay. The lip of the cap is marked "Parker ORO RINF 750", there are no marks on the barrel and blind cap. I think the overlay is a Parker original hence the stamp on the cap but it may have been done in Europe as the ORO is Italian for Gold and is often seen on French pens as well.
This is the 3rd Generation Major model with the plastic pump filler and the long blind cap. The first generation Vacumatics (1932 - 1937) 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. The later Oversize models with the single cap band were rebranded as the Vacumatic Maxima.
The pen is in excellent condition throughout with minor marks and scratches commensurate with use. The Gold overlay has a few very small bumps and bruises but overall it too is in excellent condition.
The diaphragm has been replaced and the pen is in full working order.
The original 14ct gold nib writes smoothly with an Extra Fine line.