Vintage Parker 51 Signet Fountain Pen
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Beautiful ** Vintage Parker 51 Signet Fountain Pen **
Parker 51 signet with 1/10 14 K rolled gold and black resin body / cap and long clip (early model), crowned with pearl jewel / tassie.
Date: Late 1940s.
Overall Pen Length: 14 cm / 5.5 inches
Filler System: Aerometric
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.