Parker Arrow Laque

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I'm not sure on the terminology ... it has a metal device with a rubber bladder in the middle.



Third one down.
As the captions show, it's a squeeze-type converter, which the company called an "Aerometric" filler. They used a synthetic material called plyglass for the reservoir which lasts superbly even after 50+ years.
 
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Yeah, still fills fine ... no hint of going hard with age. I've read the lacquered finishes were introduced in 1986.
My 45 Flighter has a converter like the fourth one down. That's UI dated, so 1981.

The rest of my Parkers either have the plastic one like the one at the bottom or just take cartridges.
 
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I hear you @Rufus ...

You've mentioned cigar boxes. I've had a grot about in the loft and found three cigar boxes. I'm now thinking of some stripwood and felt to line them and turn them into pen boxes. More real estate ... more pens :)

Looking at the depth, I may well double deck them with a pull out shelf or try to work in some clever hinged level. Fun little project.
Paul, to line your cigar boxes check out Gary Lehrer's website, http://www.gopens.com/ He sells preformed slotted display trays, which you cut to size to fit. I use them in my pen chest and cigar boxes. I don't know what the delivered cost to the UK would be or if anyone in the UK sells them.
 
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As the captions show, it's a squeeze-type converter, which the company called an "Aerometric" filler. They used a synthetic material called plyglass for the reservoir which lasts superbly even after 50+ years.
Yes, the earlier squeeze converters they supplied with the "45" and "75" pens were excellent. Modern converters are seriously cheapened down compared to those.

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Pitralon forever - Real pens have a nib - If it doesn't tick, it's not a watch.
 
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