Thursday, April 23, 2009

Parker 51 Down!

My evening got really bad, really fast. I was just working on some notes from today and I felt my nib get a little squirrely and next thing I know there is a small chunk of my 51 separated from the hood. I do not think I have to tell you that it was not meant to be a 2 piece hood.
It's not quite devastating, but it hurts. I can find a replacement hood or I heard there are people doing some really cool things with the plastic. It's just that I really liked this pen as it is. I know people have had serious damage from just dropping a fountain pen so I guess I am lucky that this happened when I was writing and not using my 51 as a lever to pry open a jar a peanut butter.
It still writes fine, It didn't crack far enough up to effect things. But it's just the point of it. Luckily the New England Pen Show is right around the corner and looks like I am adding one more thing I need to my list.
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Nrepose said...

pe you can get it repaired. Nr

Brian Baker said...

Like you say, it could have been worse, you could have dropped it on the nib... I did to mine!

I bought a grey Parker 51 (my first and only) at an outdoor antique sale for, get this, $4!!! Used it less than a month, dropped it on the nib on linoleum floor, bent the nib. It still writes, but not the same.

Oh well, c'est la vie.

Seth said...

Brian, That is a horrible story, the good news is...for the most part, there are replacements out there and great people to do the repairs if needed!