When I was a kid (a long time ago), I practiced my penmanship with my father's Parker 51 (actually emulated his handwriting). I've just started using a fountain pen again and have been thinking about that old Parker 51. Needless to say, that pen disappeared long ago and I'm curious about hunting down one like it. I've searched around a bit and realized that I need to narrow down the exact model. As best as I can recall it, here's a description:
Color: Maroon or burgundy
I think that it filled by using a lever (not sure here;might have been by squeezing the insides)
I used the pen in the early Fifties
Probably had a medium nib
Besides the nostalgia/ memories issues, it was the best pen I've ever written with.
It would be appreciated if someone could help me zero in on what to look for and also recommend some vendors.