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1911 Ad Parker Fountain Pens Lucky Curve No Leaking Write Ink Janesville WI HM1

1911 Ad Parker Fountain Pens Lucky Curve No Leaking Write Ink Janesville WI HM1

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This is an original 1911 black and white print ad for the Parker Pen Company, located at 92 Mill Street in Janesville, Wisconsin. Their New York Retail Store is located at 11 Park Row. This ad features the non-leaking Parker Lucky Curve Fountain Pen.

CONDITION

This 100+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some bleed through on this ad.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 8.25 inches; 15 x 21 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Parker Fountain Pens.

George Safford Parker of Janesville, Wisconsin, founded the Parker Pen Company in 1888. Initially, Parker began his career as a sales agent for the John Holland Gold Pen Company.

After tirelessly working on his own line of pens, Parker received a patent for his ÒLucky CurveÓ in 1894. The Lucky Curve feed successfully drew excess ink back into the pen, avoiding catastrophic leaking.

In 1931, Parker invented Quink, a quick drying ink that didnÕt require blotting, which, consequently, led to the development of the most widely used pen in history: the Parker 51. This particular pen model made over $400 million in sales during its 30 year reign. Prior to the invention of ballpoint pens, it is said that Parker Pens ranked between Number 1 and Number 2 worldwide in the writing utensil arena.

Famous Signings by a Parker Pen:

Parker Pens were a favorite for signers. It is said that a Parker Pen was used in signing World War II armistices. Commemorative edition pens were sometimes offered during these events.

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