Parker Fountain Pens history
The Parker “51” the most effective pencils previously produced, and it is truly identifiable around the world. In a poll by the Illinois Institute of tech, it absolutely was voted the fourth best professional design of the twentieth-century. The Parker “51” was a revolutionary design when it debuted, marketed as “Ten many years Ahead” of their time. It had a gold nib which was fitted inside a hood to “trap any overflow and traps it inside-makes this a Pen that won’t flooding, drip or sweat-yet keeps the purpose enclosed by ink, therefore causes it to be a split second starter!”. Made from 14kt silver, the nib required more silver than the typical water fountain pen nib. The body ended up being sleek and material used ended up being Lucite, a tremendously steady and durable material necessary to withstand the high acidity for the special Parker “51” ink uniquely created for this pen.
Later in 1940, from August to November, three shop examinations had been carried out stateside in Chicago, Philadelphia and Champaign, Illinois with great fanfare and success. It was accompanied by additional introduction in bay area, Salt Lake City, Denver as well as the condition of Wisconsin. The world premier were held in January 1941.
Listing prices for 1941 were below :
- Heirloom 14kt cap and 14kt trim ready .00, pen .00, pencil .00
- Heritage Sterling limit and 14kt trim set $40.00, pen $25.00, pencil $15.00
- Custom GF limit 4 alternating lines put $22.50, pen $15.00, pencil $ 7.50
- Sterling cap and GF trim set .50, pen .50, pencil $ 5.00
Also, Parker developed its own unique ink to be utilized just with the Parker “51”, which was fast drying out, very waterproof, sunfast together with brighter colors, appropriately named “Parker 51 Ink“, which came in four colors;
Early pre-production pencils had been manufactured in all of the colors that moved later into mass manufacturing, like the rarer colors such Yellowstone Yellow, Nassau Green and Bucskin Beige. The pre-production pens do vary in colors of colors, utilizing the Nassau Green being the essential distinguishable, being a much deeper green. Additionally, some test marketplace colors never ever managed to get into production, like the previously listed green, an ultramarine blue as well as the newly discovered mauve shown below, speckled with black colored specks through the barrel and bonnet. In addition, early pre-production pens from 1940 won't have a date signal.