Recently got this Parker Vacumatic Maxima back from Ron Zorn, who did an awesome barrel repair! Here’s the pen now.
The pen before:
The repair involved Ron boring the barrel parts a bit to accept a celluloid sleeve, then solvent welding the parts to help to line up the halves better. He also filled the gap with liquid celluloid and let it cure for a number of weeks so that the repair would be as hard as the rest of the pen. Altogether the repair took at least a month.
Now this 1939 Canadian Vac writes again 🙂 Nice nib with some flex. For some reason the nibs on Canada-made Vacs have some flex, in contrast to US versions and their generally rigid nibs.
Length (capped): 13.5 cm
Length (uncapped): 12.3 cm
Girth: 1.4 cm at its widest