This is a lovely little pen, the Vacumatic Slender was one of the smaller pens in the Vacumatic range but it is very well balanced and looks superb.
The pen was made in the USA and the barrel is date coded .23. which is the second quarter of 1933. This makes it one of the very early models of the first generation 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.
The pen is in good condition throughout with minor marks and scratches commensurate with use. The chrome plating to the clip is a little worn. 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 an extra Fine line.