Parker Flighter Addict

Messages
9,628
Location
Halifax, Republic of Yorkshire
Hi folks - Nothing particularly highbrow, but I like what I like ...




... now to remember exactly what they all are:

Upper Deck
Parker 45 Flighter CT Fountain (Dimpled) F (Made in England UI 1981)
Parker 45 Classic CT Fountain (Dimpled) M (45/Made in UK I.III c.1970-1979)
Parker 45 Flighter CT Ballpoint (Dimpled)
Parker 45 Flighter CT Ballpoint (Dimpled) Lambert & Butler
Parker 15 Flighter CT Fountain (Demonstrator) F (Made in UK II.E 1988) w/Case (Clear)
Parker 15 Neon Green CT Fountain (Demonstrator) M (Made in UK III.N 1989) w/Case (Green)
Parker 15 Neon Orange CT Fountain (Demonstrator) M (Made in UK II.N 1989) w/Case (Orange)
JinHao? Neon Orange Fountain
JinHao? Neon Green Fountain
Parker Frontier (Red/Black) GT Fountain M (Made in USA?)
Parker Frontier (Green/Black) GT Rollerball M (Made in USA 2008 II.E)
Parker Vector Burgundy CT Rollerball
Parker Vector Yellow CT Rollerball (France)
JinHao? Neon Green Fountain
Parker Arrow Amber Laque GT Fountain F

Lower Deck
Parker 15 Flighter (Black) CT Fountain M (Made in UK M 1989 Q4)
Parker 15 (Black) CT Fountain M (Made in UK B ?)
Parker 15 Flighter (Black) CT Rollerball (Made in UK E.II 2008)
Parker 15 (Black) CT Rollerball (Made in UK P.II 2007)
Parker 15 (Coloured - Red) CT Fountain M
Parker 15 (Coloured - Blue) CT Fountain M
Parker Frontier Flighter (Black) CT Fountain F (Made in USA II.Y 1996)
Parker Frontier Classic (Black) CT Fountain M (Made in USA I.E 1998)
Parker Frontier Flighter (Black) CT Rollerball UF (Made in USA Q.II)
Parker Frontier Classic (Black) CT Rollerball UF (Made in USA I.Y)
Parker Vector Flighter (Black) CT Fountain F (Made in UK 2004 T.I) Tube Case w/ Rollerball
Parker Vector Flighter (Black) CT Rollerball UF (Made in France 1990 III.Q) Tube Case w/Fountain
Parker Vector Flighter CT Ballpoint
Parker Vector (Translucent - Red) CT Fountain M (Made in UK 1998 II.E Newhaven)

At the sides (left/right):
Parker 45 Flighter CT Fibretip (Dimpled) ? (Made in England NDC pre-1979)
Pentel MGN6S Fibretip (Japan)

On the buffer:
Parker Jotter Flighter CT Ballpoint (Made in UK 2007 P.III)
Parker Jotter (Black) CT Ballpoint (Made in UK 2000 Q.III)
Parker Jotter (Black) CT Ballpoint Calendar

Inks, I tend to use Quink. Blue/Black. I also have some Herbin which I like in the two coloured 15s - Rouge Caroubier in the red and Éclat de Saphir in the blue.

I've got Parker 0.7 in the rollerballs (generally blue in the Flighter and black in the Black) and UF in the Frontiers which seem to suit a really thin nib. In the ballpoints, it's again, Parker (again, generally blue in the Flighter and black in the Black) and generally medium as I find the fine a bit scratchy in this format.
 
Messages
129
Location
Manchester
i do like a pen that's nice to write with. Generally use Pentel Gel pens for everyday.

If you are an Parker afficianado, then perhaps you could identify this one, which i have had since about 1980 (?) - i just really like the look and feel of it and its still going strong, despite many,many refills over the years.

IMAG0623.jpg
 
Messages
2,596
Location
Devon
Hi folks - Nothing particularly highbrow, but I like what I like ...




... now to remember exactly what they all are:

Upper Deck
Parker 45 Flighter CT Fountain (Dimpled) F (Made in England UI 1981)
Parker 45 Classic CT Fountain (Dimpled) M (45/Made in UK I.III c.1970-1979)
Parker 45 Flighter CT Ballpoint (Dimpled)
Parker 45 Flighter CT Ballpoint (Dimpled) Lambert & Butler
Parker 15 Flighter CT Fountain (Demonstrator) F (Made in UK II.E 1988) w/Case (Clear)
Parker 15 Neon Green CT Fountain (Demonstrator) M (Made in UK III.N 1989) w/Case (Green)
Parker 15 Neon Orange CT Fountain (Demonstrator) M (Made in UK II.N 1989) w/Case (Orange)
JinHao? Neon Orange Fountain
JinHao? Neon Green Fountain
Parker Frontier (Red/Black) GT Fountain M (Made in USA?)
Parker Frontier (Green/Black) GT Rollerball M (Made in USA 2008 II.E)
Parker Vector Burgundy CT Rollerball
Parker Vector Yellow CT Rollerball (France)
JinHao? Neon Green Fountain
Parker Arrow Amber Laque GT Fountain F

Lower Deck
Parker 15 Flighter (Black) CT Fountain M (Made in UK M 1989 Q4)
Parker 15 (Black) CT Fountain M (Made in UK B ?)
Parker 15 Flighter (Black) CT Rollerball (Made in UK E.II 2008)
Parker 15 (Black) CT Rollerball (Made in UK P.II 2007)
Parker 15 (Coloured - Red) CT Fountain M
Parker 15 (Coloured - Blue) CT Fountain M
Parker Frontier Flighter (Black) CT Fountain F (Made in USA II.Y 1996)
Parker Frontier Classic (Black) CT Fountain M (Made in USA I.E 1998)
Parker Frontier Flighter (Black) CT Rollerball UF (Made in USA Q.II)
Parker Frontier Classic (Black) CT Rollerball UF (Made in USA I.Y)
Parker Vector Flighter (Black) CT Fountain F (Made in UK 2004 T.I) Tube Case w/ Rollerball
Parker Vector Flighter (Black) CT Rollerball UF (Made in France 1990 III.Q) Tube Case w/Fountain
Parker Vector Flighter CT Ballpoint
Parker Vector (Translucent - Red) CT Fountain M (Made in UK 1998 II.E Newhaven)

At the sides (left/right):
Parker 45 Flighter CT Fibretip (Dimpled) ? (Made in England NDC pre-1979)
Pentel MGN6S Fibretip (Japan)

On the buffer:
Parker Jotter Flighter CT Ballpoint (Made in UK 2007 P.III)
Parker Jotter (Black) CT Ballpoint (Made in UK 2000 Q.III)
Parker Jotter (Black) CT Ballpoint Calendar

Inks, I tend to use Quink. Blue/Black. I also have some Herbin which I like in the two coloured 15s - Rouge Caroubier in the red and Éclat de Saphir in the blue.

I've got Parker 0.7 in the rollerballs (generally blue in the Flighter and black in the Black) and UF in the Frontiers which seem to suit a really thin nib. In the ballpoints, it's again, Parker (again, generally blue in the Flighter and black in the Black) and generally medium as I find the fine a bit scratchy in this format.
That's a great collection and I love the pen box
 
OP
pjgh
Messages
9,628
Location
Halifax, Republic of Yorkshire
That's a great collection and I love the pen box
Cheers! I tend to wear a black suit for work and always have a proper pen in my pocket. I have a nice Parker case that takes two pens - I take a fountain and a rollerball. Oddly, that case will happily take a pair of Vectors and feel nice and snug or a pair of Frontiers and not feel tight. Odd. Talking of odd, folks think I'm a bit funny for using a fountain pen. I like to. Parker really got a lot right with the Vector, to my mind. I like the weight, the secure feel putting the cap onto the end without fear of marking the body and that you can set one aside and pick it up months later for it to have just work. Modern Quink, I guess.

The case is this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pen-Case-Leather-Box-Display-Stationary-For-30-Pens/274109008922 ... I got mine maybe three years ago. I removed the handle on mine.
 

Blademonkey

Supporter
Supporter
Messages
13,799
Location
Sunny Cornwall
Hi folks - Nothing particularly highbrow, but I like what I like ...




... now to remember exactly what they all are:

Upper Deck
Parker 45 Flighter CT Fountain (Dimpled) F (Made in England UI 1981)
Parker 45 Classic CT Fountain (Dimpled) M (45/Made in UK I.III c.1970-1979)
Parker 45 Flighter CT Ballpoint (Dimpled)
Parker 45 Flighter CT Ballpoint (Dimpled) Lambert & Butler
Parker 15 Flighter CT Fountain (Demonstrator) F (Made in UK II.E 1988) w/Case (Clear)
Parker 15 Neon Green CT Fountain (Demonstrator) M (Made in UK III.N 1989) w/Case (Green)
Parker 15 Neon Orange CT Fountain (Demonstrator) M (Made in UK II.N 1989) w/Case (Orange)
JinHao? Neon Orange Fountain
JinHao? Neon Green Fountain
Parker Frontier (Red/Black) GT Fountain M (Made in USA?)
Parker Frontier (Green/Black) GT Rollerball M (Made in USA 2008 II.E)
Parker Vector Burgundy CT Rollerball
Parker Vector Yellow CT Rollerball (France)
JinHao? Neon Green Fountain
Parker Arrow Amber Laque GT Fountain F

Lower Deck
Parker 15 Flighter (Black) CT Fountain M (Made in UK M 1989 Q4)
Parker 15 (Black) CT Fountain M (Made in UK B ?)
Parker 15 Flighter (Black) CT Rollerball (Made in UK E.II 2008)
Parker 15 (Black) CT Rollerball (Made in UK P.II 2007)
Parker 15 (Coloured - Red) CT Fountain M
Parker 15 (Coloured - Blue) CT Fountain M
Parker Frontier Flighter (Black) CT Fountain F (Made in USA II.Y 1996)
Parker Frontier Classic (Black) CT Fountain M (Made in USA I.E 1998)
Parker Frontier Flighter (Black) CT Rollerball UF (Made in USA Q.II)
Parker Frontier Classic (Black) CT Rollerball UF (Made in USA I.Y)
Parker Vector Flighter (Black) CT Fountain F (Made in UK 2004 T.I) Tube Case w/ Rollerball
Parker Vector Flighter (Black) CT Rollerball UF (Made in France 1990 III.Q) Tube Case w/Fountain
Parker Vector Flighter CT Ballpoint
Parker Vector (Translucent - Red) CT Fountain M (Made in UK 1998 II.E Newhaven)

At the sides (left/right):
Parker 45 Flighter CT Fibretip (Dimpled) ? (Made in England NDC pre-1979)
Pentel MGN6S Fibretip (Japan)

On the buffer:
Parker Jotter Flighter CT Ballpoint (Made in UK 2007 P.III)
Parker Jotter (Black) CT Ballpoint (Made in UK 2000 Q.III)
Parker Jotter (Black) CT Ballpoint Calendar

Inks, I tend to use Quink. Blue/Black. I also have some Herbin which I like in the two coloured 15s - Rouge Caroubier in the red and Éclat de Saphir in the blue.

I've got Parker 0.7 in the rollerballs (generally blue in the Flighter and black in the Black) and UF in the Frontiers which seem to suit a really thin nib. In the ballpoints, it's again, Parker (again, generally blue in the Flighter and black in the Black) and generally medium as I find the fine a bit scratchy in this format.
Do the inks ever dry out in the non fountain pens? P.
 
Messages
179
Location
High Wycombe
I got a Parker ball point pen as a present (amongst others) at my confirmation in the early-mid 70s and used it into the early 80s, having bought a few refills over the years.. Though can't be sure it was a Parker, maybe the German version of it, but the only refill I cold find in the UK was Parker. In the end it broke into half whilst wandering from one pocket to the other ....
 
OP
pjgh
Messages
9,628
Location
Halifax, Republic of Yorkshire
Do the inks ever dry out in the non fountain pens? P.
Yeeeessss ... he says hesitantly and tries a couple he's not used for a while. Just a little scratchy to start out buy starts flowing from there. I've not used the UF rollerballs in a while. Also, I've not used the Calendar pen in an absolute age. That took some scrubbing to get flowing.

I rotate through this lot reasonably frequently. Sometimes, I pick up on the of the 15s that usually has a Herbin in to find it plumb empty, but never crusted up. The only crusty pen I had was the Lacque, which took three or four washes to properly ease up. Once a couple of ink loads had run through it, it seemed fine. Lovely nib, which I took to really quickly - maybe the previous owner had a similar writing style.
 
Messages
2,596
Location
Devon
Here's the Jotters in my collection. The 4 on the left are from the London Architecture series:
IMG_20200713_062409.jpg

I think the Jotters are great pens. A design from the 60s that is still going strong
 
Top Bottom