In the second installment of the January Lost & Found Object, we have a Parker Super 21 pen to go along with our Parker Super Quink permanent red ink. Richard’s Pens does a good job of breaking down the changes in the Parker Super 21 through the years of production, 1948 – 1965. Mine is the latest version, which would put it on the market roughly at the same time as the Parker Super Quink special giveaway bottle as highlighted in the previous post.
It is a nice navy blue pen with a brushed silver cap and the arrow clip. The cap isn’t threaded but stays on quite nicely.
At the base of the cap is etched PARKER 21 PARKER and MADE IN THE USA with the Parker logo just above it.
As you can see, the fountain pen nib is hooded.
I like my fountain pens with a bit of flex generally, but I honestly love how smoothly this one writes. It is delightful! The ink just flows beautifully, it doesn’t leak and get all over my hands, it’s easy to fill with its squeeze sack. These pens can be found pretty easily on ebay, including some that are vintage but never used. It is a great pen, and well worth your time if you happen to come across one. You will wind up paying more than the original $5 though. Here’s the pen in action: