How do you clean Parker 51 Vacumatic?

How do you clean Parker 51 Vacumatic?

Like the Parker Vacumatic, vacumatic-filling 51s are a pain to clean. With patience, though, you can repeatedly suck water into the pen and expel it until it comes out clean.

How do I get rid of Parker Vacumatic nib?


  1. Soak the section (with nib and feed) in water for a few hours.
  2. As the section is shellacked to the barrel you need heat to loosen it.
  3. Turn the pen while heating and don’t overheat – when your finger feels the part hot, try to unscrew the section.

How do you service a Parker fountain pen?

Parker ink is water-soluble and will dissolve in water. Remove the cartridge or converter. Flush the nib and gripping section with cool water. A converter not being used for ink can be used to flush the nib by drawing cool water up through the nib and forcing the water out.

What is the Parker Vacumatic made of?

I think some people avoid the Vacumatic because it can look fragile. The pens are made of celluloid, and the ones in good condition are still translucent, allowing the writer to view the ink level of the pen in the barrel.

How do you clean a Parker fountain pen?

How do you clean a blocked Parker fountain pen?

If a pen clogs, place the nib and gripping section in a cup of cool water. Let the nib and gripping section soak up to 24 hours. Parker ink is water-soluble and will dissolve in water.

How do you open a ballpoint pen?

How To Replace the Refill of Ballpoint Pen and Pencil

  1. When replacing the refill, rotate the metal nib clockwise to remove it, pull out the spring, and pull out the used refill.
  2. Insert a new refill, replace the spring, and close the pen tip by turning the nip counterclockwise.

How do you get a spring out of a pen?

How to Take Apart a Spring Pen

  1. First you screw off the cap…
  2. …Then you take out the spring…
  3. …then you take out the ink. Thats it.
  4. To put it back together you… put the ink back in…
  5. … put the spring back on the ink…
  6. and put the cap back on and screw it on.
  7. Thats it.
  8. Tip Question Comment.

How can you tell Parker 51?

The imprint on the majority of these pens is at the end of the barrel, near the decorative “jewel”, all in one line. They may or may not have a “1” datecode after the imprint. Some collectors speculate that the ones without a datecode are really pre-production models from 1940.

How do you remove the spring from a pen?

How do you fix a clogged fountain pen?

If you think your fountain pen has dried out because of clogging, the first step is to try flushing it with warm water. The best way to do this is by unscrewing the pen, removing the cartridge and pouring warm water into the feed and through the nib to flush out any hardened ink or sediment.