No-Name Vacumatic Clone
April 26, 2016 2 Comments
When this pen appeared in eBay some time ago it immediately piqued my interest. It was advertised as a Parker Vacumatic and though the resemblance was strong I knew that that was not what it was. I suspected that it was an Indian-made Wilson, as I’ve seen several of these before and it looked just like them. When it arrived and I examined it more closely, it bore no maker’s name.
However, it had wonderful transparency and the nib was good, though a little bashed around, but nothing I couldn’t fix. I couldn’t repair the filling system, though. It was a Vacumatic clone. I sent it away for repair but, sad to say, it came back with the explanation that it could not be economically repaired. The repairer also said that he thought it was a Japanese clone.
So there we are: I have a very beautiful pen but I can’t use it. Sad. It didn’t cost a lot, thankfully, and it will go in my “Projects” drawer in the hope that someday a miracle will happen and I can get it repaired.