Friday, December 3, 2010

My First Parker Fountain Pen -- A Parker 45 From 1967

I was so excited to get this pen in the mail. Only paid a hair under $20 for it as well. It's a Parker 45 with gold trim from 1967 made in the U.S.A. The pen appears to never have been used and it's in mint condition. The barrel is dark blue and matches my 1986 Parker Jotter ballpoint that my dad gave me. The barrel was very tough to screw back onto the nib section, but I got it eventually. The cap doesn't go on all the way and leaves a tiny gap, I'm guessing due to the age of the materials. Does anyone have any insight for getting the cap to go on all the way? I can get it on all the way, but I have to push really hard and it's very tough to get back off.

The pen has a medium stainless steel nib which writes very wet and came with the original converter and Quink washable blue ink cartridge. Here are some pics:

Original Paperwork

Next to my Parker Jotter

Pen + Original Cartridge + Original Converter

Writing Sample

Cap fitment issue, won't go on all the way unless using a lot of force

-Derek (ThirdeYe)


  1. I don't know what the cap issue might be, but you might be able to find some info on it at

  2. Hey Derek,

    Alex is right. Get with Richard Binder at Richards. Hurry up though, he takes extended
    time off during the holidays. Excellent find.
    I've owned a couple of these pens and really enjoyed them.