The reason why this Parker 21 Super’s disassembled is because I was trying to find out why it wasn’t drawing ink. Air wasn’t leaking from anywhere above the connector so I guessed the problem lay with the sac. So I heated the sac guard, pulled it off using section pliers (which, I later read, Marshall and Oldfield advise against), and discovered the problem — a slit in the pli-glass sac.
I was about to reach for a silicone sac when I recalled I had a brand-new Hero 336 lying around. Wasn’t that pen based on the “51”? Couldn’t its sac fit the 21 Super…? Only one way to find out —
The fit turned out to be just right 😀 (And an added benefit: the Hero cost less than a silicone sac.)
A little clear nail polish and some cursing (while trying to line the hood up with the nib) later, the pen fills with ink properly once more. The sac is a little shorter than before, but it still holds a good amount of ink –
So the Parker 21 Super writes again… thanks to a Hero-ic sacrifice! 😀