Parker vacumatic dating

02-Jul-2020 00:08

The difference between the two model was that Maxima was rounded when the Da-Ma was faceted, like a Doric (or an Omas Extra).

The Da-Ma, was also produced in a lever filler version, and in four sizes, when the Maxima only had two sizes, it also had a two-tone nib featuring the logo of the anchor.

Around 1930 Ancora produced the first celluloid models, clearly inspired by the Parker Duofold, with hard rubber black ends, a ball clip and button filler.

These models were produced in two sizes, using marbled, black or single colored celluloid.

In 1925, the activity thus far hosted in Zanini own house, was moved to Sesto Calende. They were made in chased hard rubber, but some luxury model were produced with gold filled overlays; these were usually made in 18k gold plated metal, some full gold models have been found, but apparently silver was never used.

Typically, these overlays are marked with the Ancora name in uppercase letters at the bottom of the cap, but some have the company logo, an anchor, in blue over white enamel on the top of the cap.

Although not famous as Aurora and Omas, Ancora is one of the most important brands in the Italian fountain pen history.

In the late '40s Ancora, trying to follow the Parker 51 success, introduced an hooded nib pen, called Calamus.Ancora initial history is quite clouded, we know for sure that Zanini began its activities in the field of writing articles in Bologna, where apparently he was in contact with Armando Simoni (founder of OMAS) and where there are traces of his activities dating back to 1918.The production of these early years was not yet clearly identified by the trademark Ancora. In 1938 the production was moved to Arona, where new plants were created.They were high quality pens made in many beautiful colors, using also a laminated transparent celluloid similar to the one used on the Vacumatic.The pens were equipped with an innovative plunger vacuum filling system, with a gold plated roller clip and three cap rings.

In the late '40s Ancora, trying to follow the Parker 51 success, introduced an hooded nib pen, called Calamus.Ancora initial history is quite clouded, we know for sure that Zanini began its activities in the field of writing articles in Bologna, where apparently he was in contact with Armando Simoni (founder of OMAS) and where there are traces of his activities dating back to 1918.The production of these early years was not yet clearly identified by the trademark Ancora. In 1938 the production was moved to Arona, where new plants were created.They were high quality pens made in many beautiful colors, using also a laminated transparent celluloid similar to the one used on the Vacumatic.The pens were equipped with an innovative plunger vacuum filling system, with a gold plated roller clip and three cap rings.This sub-brand was associated only with pens made with precious metal overlay, that were marked with the name Rapid and the letters "G. The nib was still marked Ancora or Warranted with an engraving of an anchor and the initials "G.