This vintage pen is a 1946 Parker VS “Vacumatic Successor” Mark I button filler in Dark Blue. Brushed Lustraloy (stainless steel) cap. An excellent pen, but it failed in the marketplace as the public now preferred a hooded nib like the Parker 51, to an open nib, like the VS. During the first year of production, a transparent feed was used, made from a then very modern “Lucite.” (It stained easily). The Mark I had an aluminum button under the blind cap. The later model, the 1948 Mark II, used an Aerometric filling system. Fine nib. New-old-stock. Near mint (the cap with a few scars) with original barrel labels.
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