This 74+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
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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