This is a particularly nice condition Parker Vacumatic Major in Laminated Jet black date coded 1946. It's hard to see in this photo, but the barrel clarity is excellent. Parker called the ink view barrel a "full television ink supply." It's 5 inches long, has the plastic plunger, and has the Vacumatic Arrow 14 karat gold nib. The Major sold for $8.75 and the matching pencil sold for $4.00. By 1945 the Vacumatic was being overtaken in sales by the new 51 and the line was down to the Major and Debutante models. Parker ended the model in 1948.