Parker Vacumatic

The Parker Vacumatic fountain pen was launched in 1932, and would come to sell the Parker Duofold, the bestseller of the time. The pen was originally marketed as the Golden Arrow, a reference to the new arrow clip, but has again been replaced by Vacuum Filler in reference to its action of filling the ink tank. The Vacumatic presented a brand new filling mechanism that took 5 years to develop at a cost of $ 125,000. Parker boasted of the model to be the first self-filling bag without which, although not quite true, the filling mechanism was still a great innovation. (more…)

Parker Jointless

The Parker Jointless “Lucky Curve” is a range of fountain pens released by the Parker Pen Company in 1898. The pen used the Lucky Curve ink supply system, designed to draw ink even when the pen was not in use, which was invented and patented by George Safford Parker in 1894. The pen was named “Jointless” because of its one-piece ink barrel, designed to prevent leakage, an innovation at the time – though the design made the refilling process messy. The pen was Parker’s first to be advertised outside the United States. The American government purchased the pens in large quantities (more…)


The Parker Jotter is the Parker Pen Company’s second and best-selling retracting refillable ballpoint pen. The first was the Hopalong Cassidy ballpoint. (Later a fountain pen, mechanical pencil and rollerball pen were introduced to the line. However, this entry primarily covers the ballpoint pens identified as the “Jotter”). As with many other ballpoint pens, it can also be converted into a gel pen by simply changing the refill. Since 1954, over 750 million have been sold worldwide. It is priced between $6 USD for lower end models, and $20 USD for higher end models, such as special editions. Because of its (more…)

Parker Duofold

Parker Duofold is a range of fountain pens produced by Parker Pen Company. The first model was produced in 1921 and was a large pen – 5.5 inches long once capped. It was made of a glowing red hard rubber and expensive at $ 7.00. The original full-size Duofold was soon joined by the smaller Duofold Junior, Duofold Special, and Lady Duofold. While the Junior and Special could also be equipped with Parker’s puck, the Lady Duofold was available with a Chatelaine, or ring for the neck. The Ring Top would also appear on Parker’s Vest Pocket models, to be attached (more…)

Parker 180

The Parker 180 is a fountain pen developed in the 1970s by Parker Pen Company. Introduced to the market in 1977 as an attempt to modernize the then-wading feather pen industry, the 180 was a slim pen with a very unusual flat feather design. The “180” is a 180 ° game, because the pen was intended to be used either in an upward or upward orientation to change the width of the line drawn by the pen. It was offered in “X / M” (“Extra-Fine / Medium”) or “F / B” (“Fine / Broad”) configuration.

Towards the end of its production, the (more…)

Parker 51

The Parker 51 is a fountain pen introduced in 1941. Parker’s vintage advertisement called it “The Most Wanted Pen in the World”, a slogan referring to the restrictions on the production of pens for the civilian market in the United States. during WWII. Parker’s continued advertising during the war created a demand that took several years to complete after the end of the conflict. A common misconception about Quink is that it was primarily intended for the Parker “51”, which has generated more than $ 400 million in sales over its thirty years of existence. While Quink was ideal for use (more…)

Parker Pen Company

The Parker Pen Company is a manufacturer of luxury pens, founded in 1888 by George Safford Parker in Janesville, Wisconsin, United States. In 2011 the Parker factory at Newhaven, East Sussex, England, was closed, and its production transferred to Nantes, France.

George Safford Parker, the founder, had previously been a sales agent for the John Holland Gold Pen Company. He received his first fountain pen related patent in 1889. In 1894 Parker received a patent on his “Lucky Curve” fountain pen feed, which was claimed to draw excess ink back into the pen barrel when the pen was not in use. The (more…)