Parker Queen Elizabeth
In this review we have a limited edition with a”sea taste”,a Parker RMS Queen Elizabeth,with a great history behind it,for being manufactured in bronze recovered from one of the larger vessels and emblematic of the British fleet.
This Transatlantic,the RMS Queen Elizabeth with capacity for 2283 passengers,line covering Southampton-Cherbourg-New York.It was launched in 1938,making its inaugural travel in March 1940,and finished in the Hong Kong Harbour in January 9,of 1972.
Both Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary were used as a troop transport during the war.
As a curiosity in this skeleton already impressive ship, were filmed the scenes of James Bond 007 film in 1974 entitled “The Man with the Golden Gun”, giving life to an undercover British MI6 headquarters.
This pen is accompanied by a beautiful wooden box with a certificate of authenticity “of the origin of the metal”
The fountain pen has a small pulling medium (closed 12.8 cm) and despite its modest dimensions and size (based on the model 75 of the firm), its weight “gives away the metal of the ship”, however at all is awkward to use, quite the contrary, its great size with triangular design of the nozzle (very ergonomic) make use a pleasure.
The termination of the body and cap has a very nice texture and roughness to the touch and also removes the coldness that could bring the metal.
The launch of this limited edition of 5,000 fountain pens, was conducted in 1977.
In simulating embossing plate riveted, we see the name of this edition and completion of the cap at the bottom we can see on one side the inscription of typical anagram “hoop and arrow” and the text “PARKER” .Opposite the corresponding number.
The locking system of the cap to the body is very good to be “pressure” as the part that fits closing the assembly, not the resin nozzle if not the silver ring is prepared just before nib.
Its nib 14 kt. provides an excellent writing. This time comes with point M, as shown in the thermographic indicated the visible part of the feeder.
The ink charging system is the “converter areometric” Parker.
In short a great specimen that is loaded with history and is also delicious when writing, those lucky owners of this “ship”.