Vintage Parker 51 Sterling Silver Cap Cedar Blue Fountain Pen
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Beautiful ** Vintage Parker 51 Sterling Silver Cap Cedar Blue Fountain Pen **
With beautiful fully hallmarked solid sterling silver lined cap, gold filled clip, elegant cedar blue body and wide Parker continuous arrowheads decorative band.
Date: Q1-1948. This set - as shown by the marking "8 with 3 dots" - is Q1-48. Dating Parker 51 pens is easy. A single year number is used for the 1930s-1940s, a double number in the 1950s. 3 dots for 1st quarter, 2 dots 2nd quarter, 1 dot 3rd quartet and no dots 4th quarterOverall Pen Length: 14 cm / 5 inches
Filler System: Vacumatic
Condition: Excellent. Serviced and tested.*********
Parker Pen Company
The Parker Pen Company was founded by George S. Parker in 1888. Dissatisfied with the pens available at the time, Parker's mission was to produce an eminently reliable pen. This tradition continued admirably in the decades that ensued, with the Company becoming the number one leader in writing instrument sales from 1920 through the 1960s.
Parker also continued to regularly revolutionize the fountain pen and all that accompanied it. In 1931 Parker launched Quink, an ink that did away with the need for blotters. This breakthrough also paved the way for Parker's launch in 1941 of the Parker 51, that would go on to become the most popular fountain of all times ($400,000,000 in sales over its 30 year lifespan).
The Parker Pen Company also came to epitomize prestige, as well as the highest standards of craftsmanship, technology and design. As such, Parker pens were frequently selected to sign important documents, including the Armistice following World War II and the INF Treaty between President Ronald Regan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987.
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