1917 Ad Parker Pen Company Fountain Safety Self-Filler - ORIGINAL TIN2
This 94+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some bleed through visible in this ad.
- Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
- Grade: Very Fine +++
- Dimensions: Approximately 2.25 x 6.75 inches; 6 x 17 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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