And since the gold part of the microlayer can be as thin as about 0.003–0.3 micrometer, the amount of gold used in the process is incredibly low. Electroplating chemically adds a very thin layer of gold to the base material. The process involves physical vapor deposition of gold (PVD). According to Parker a microlaminated surface of 1.3 micrometer has a "service life" equivalent or exceeding that of a 10 micrometer gold plating.

Generally used for figure work 14k 63 Extra Fine-For fine line writing with a light touch 14k 64 Steno-A fine point adapted for use in shorthand and speedwriting 14k 65 Fine-Excellent for general writing and note taking. You may however use the information as reference material and although it is forbidden to make digital copies or reproductions it may be physically printed for personal use, which does not include use on other web pages or in advertising.

I U (there are discrepancies between models) 62 Accountant-Produces very thin lines with a delicate touch. Everything on this website is copyrighted by law and can not be used without written permission from the author, Tony Fischier.

In 1950 a new system for the date coding was introduced where the two digits only indicated the year, not the quarter hence "50" means made in 1950, this system was used in the US until 1955 and in Canada a few years longer..

It has been assumed that Parker began marking some of their pens on the trim or cap bands to allow for dating in 1970.

Right Oblique has the largest surface on right sided of point. 0.000039 inches) To be stamped 10K the layer must equal at least 1/10 of the total weight of the item.

For very heavy lines on the down stroke and medium lines on the side stroke 14k 73 74 Fine Oblique Italic right hand 18k 75 Medium Right Oblique 14k 75 Medium Oblique Italic right hand 18k 76 Broad Oblique Italic right hand 18k 77 Fine Oblique Italic left hand 18k 78 Medium Oblique Italic left hand 18k 79 Broad Oblique Italic left hand 18k 79 Medium Left Oblique-For those who slant the pen when they write.

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 --------------------------------- 1979 - -- -- NL NI 1981 - UE UC UL UI 1982 - AE AC AL AI 1983 - LE LC LL LI 1984 - IE IC IL II 1985 - TE TC TL TI 1986 - YE YC YL YI 1987 - PE PC PL PI 1988 - IIIE IIE IE E (change) 1989 - IIIN IIN IN N 1990 - IIIQ IIQ IQ Q 1991 - IIIU IIU IU U 1992 - IIIA IIA IA A 1993 - IIIL IIL IL L 1994 - IIII III II I 1995 - IIIT IIT IT T 1996 - IIIY IIY IY Y 1997 - IIIP IIP IP P 1998 - IIIE IIE IE E 1999 - IIIN IIN IN N 2000 - Q.

Flaws should always be noted, such as scratches, cracks, dents, etc.

Designed for people who hold the pen with very little slant 14k 71 72 Extra Broad Stub-Parkers widest stub point.