Buy the Parker 45 fountain pen, the pen that was named after the Colt .45 Peacemaker. This pen was first released in 1960 and introduced the new type of ink filling system that made use of the ink cartridge.
The design of the Parker 45 was tapered at both ends and had a sleek design that typified the pen through more than four decades. The Parker 45 has proven to be a reliable pen that is able to last for many years. The design is so durable that it has been used over and over again as the 45 has been reinvented with successive models merely updating the material used for the outer finish.
This was an economy priced pen back when it was released and represented great value for money. They changed a little as new releases were made and they can be identified in a number of ways. The 1960 models can be identified by the acrylic body in the bottom half and the metal ring. They were available in 6 colors: black, light blue, dark blue, gray, green and burgundy.
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PARKER CONVERTERS NEW FITS SONNET JOTTER FRONTIER VECTOR 45 PARKER PENS
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Good VtgPARKER 45 GOLD Nib Custom Gray SS Cap CT Fountain Pen USA+Eversharp Cv
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Parker 45 Turquoise Fountain Pen
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Parker 45 Pen Silver Arrow Clip Replacement Part NOS
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3 Parker Slide Ink Converter Vector Frontier 45 IM Beta Jotter Fountain Pen
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More Parker 45 History
From 1962 onward the pen was made with an all-plastic body and was known as the Parker 45 Arrow.
From 1964 the Parker 45 Flighter was introduced and featured a criss-cross line design with a new finish of gold available.
The Parker 45 Insignia fountain pen was introduced in 1965 and was a distinctive model because of the rolled gold or silver barrel.
The Parker 45 DeLuxe fountain pen was released in 1967 and was made with steel caps and a stainless steel nib. This is the sort of pen that reflects the retro era pretty well and was available in 5 colors: aqua, mauve, olive, orange and yellow.
Starting in 1970 the Parker 45 Coronet fountain pen was available and it reverted to the more muted but very modern metal finish in blue, gray or red. Later more colors were added to the line with black and brown added.
Clipless Parker 45 fountain pens were also included in the line up and were known as Lady 45s. They were made in a finish that is referred to as Brocade.
The Parker 45 TX fountain pen was released between 1980 and 1983 and should be well worth tracking down if you can. Look for the metallic blue finish.
The last version of the Parker 45 is the Special GT which includes a more streamlined clip and a black cabochon on the cap crown.
The final Parker 45 pens were produced in mid-2006 and maintained the solid workhorse fountain pen that can be relied on by all writers. The vast changes in the different finishes has made it the most versatile of pens that can be used anywhere.
You can buy cheap Parker 45 fountain pens from just about any era you want, simply choose one at a price that suits your budget best.
The brief run down of the versions of 45s that were released by Parker is by no means complete in covering all of the different releases that were made by the company. For a far more complete summary of the pen you really should visit the parkerpens.net site where the most in depth article examines all aspects of the pen from its first appearance in 1960 through to retirement in 2007.
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