This is a pen that I sold awhile back that came in a lot of 5 Parker pens I picked up on ebay around Christmas time.
Vacumatics have kind of a special place in my thinking because it was one of the first two vintage pens that I found in the local antique shops. It’s one of the first vintage pens that came into my thinking at all because I heard Brad Dowdy talk about picking one up on his first trip to the Atlanta Pen Show. It is holds the title of the first vintage pen that I ruined (actually, I ruined the filler unit trying to get it out without the proper tools).
This particular vac turned out to be pretty cool because it is an early one with a lock-down filler unit (a design decision that makes a great looking short blind cap but forces you to push ink back into the bottle when you are done filling it). It also had a nice surprise in that it had a nice semi-flex nib.
These pics were taken before I got my most recent light box so the dark “glow” of shadow around them is stronger than it is on more recent images I’ve done.