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And to begin our Parker section a 1921 flier announcing a little color into the Janesville universe.

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This neat catalog was what Parker sent out to their dealers announcing the new redesign of the Parker 51.  You'll note that there are two pages each of 20 and 21.  Either Parker changed their mind about some things and pasted in those pages or they sent them as replacement pages and instructed dealers to paste them in.  In either case all copies are included for your viewing pleasure.

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Hi Pete,

Thanks for posting this Parker catalogue, and the Parkergram in the Parker forum. The Parker style numbers that I found in these two helped me to fill in a lot of blanks in the list of "Early Parker Style Numbers" that I am compiling in this thread on L&P.

http://kamakurapens.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=1048

Do you have any other early Parker catalogues that you can post, or even better, any Parker repair parts lists? I could really use some more like the one on Bill Acker's website that's mentioned in the L&P thread. There are lots of style numbers in those repair parts lists. What I really need is a Parker parts list from the Duofold era. I'll make a pact with you. If you post some more early Parker catalogues or repair parts lists with more numbers that I don't have, I'll cross post my updated number list over here as well. Is that a deal?

Sincerely,

George Kovalenko.

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You drive a hard bargain, George.  The truth is that I'm not half way to finishing with the catalogs.  When you say styles do you mean model numbers?  Also, what years are you looking to fill in specifically?  Regards

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Okay, Pete, it's a deal.  ;~)

In the early period, the numbers referred to one model, but with many styles allowed within that number, and later there were many style numbers for one model, so I have taken to calling them "Style Numbers", which is just short for "Style and Model Numbers".  You'll see what I mean when you see the updated list.

The years I really need are the 1920s and 30s, but I'll take anything from the 40s and 50s as well.  It all helps for cross-referencing purposes.  For instance, the 1960 repair parts manual still has some parts for Vacs listed, because they were re-used on later models of 51s.  And many parts, such as bushing rings and cap-jewel screws, etc., were re-used on many different models, so it's as if they were cross-pollinated.  I'd also like to see what numbers were used for the Parker 75, and I'm also curious to find out when the numbering system petered out and was discontinued.

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Also, I forgot to say, I really like the clear resolution of the images in the A. A. Waterman scans. The resolution rate of the Parker scans, however, is a little low, and it makes it hard to make out the chasing and engine-turning patterns of the solid overlay pens and pencils. Consequently I have had to leave the chasing patterns in some of the models as question marks in my list.

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Hi George. The Parker scans are actually at a higher res and are larger pics than the Waterman. It all comes down to the quality of the original. As for the Parker overlays are you referring to the 51s or the 1921 scans?

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Pete, I was thinking of the 1921 scans, but especially the Parkergram scans in the other forum. I can't make out the chasing patterns on the overlays at all.

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OK George.  This should improve your prospects.

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Great stuff, Pete!  Thanks a lot.

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I'm almost ready to post my revised and expanded "Parker Model And Style Numbers" list here and at L&P, but I still need a few more to complete it. I have most of the first 100 Parker model numbers, but I'm still missing numbers 68, 69, 77, 78, 79, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 93, 94, and 97. I'm also missing most of the 100's, 200's, 300's and 400's, but I've lately filled in a lot of the 500's to 800's. Can anyone help to fill in some of these missing numbers before I post my list?

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Well, I'm ready to post the new draft of my Parker Numbers list.  I'll start a new thread further down.  See you there.

George Kovalenko.

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I'd like to thank Pete for the great work behind posting the catalogues here.
I have one small request: does anyone have the Page 16 of the 1948 Parker catalogue that seems to be lost here?

Maybe someone of you guys saved it locally and now it can be reposted. Many thanks.

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