1917 Ad Parker Safety Sealed Self Filler Fountain Pen - ORIGINAL TIN2

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This is an original 1917 black and white print ad for Parker Lucky Curve, Safety-Sealed, Self-Filler by the Parker Pen Company located at 239 Mill Street, Janesville, Wisconsin.

CONDITION

This 94+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. Some moderate surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / 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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