This year we celebrate Parker Anniversary - 126 years of innovation in pens
Posted: Oct 08 2014
Since 1888 PARKER has established itself as a pioneer in the fine writing field in both technology and design. Born out of a part-time salesman George Parker's yearning for a more reliable pen, PARKER's consumer research-based technological breakthroughs and tireless innovation have transformed the industry time and time again. The source of this drive to innovate? George Parker's ethos. "Make a better pen and people will buy it."
|THE 'TAKE ANYWHERE' PEN: A PIONEERING ANTI-LEAK SYSTEM
In 1894 the Lucky Curve wowed pen users with its pioneering anti-leak ink feed system. This first major innovation in Fountain Pens featured a curved hockey stick-shaped ink feed system that attracted excess ink back into the pen body,preventing flooding when uncapped.
SAY GOOD BYE TO UNNECESSARY BACK-UP INK
In the 30's, a new decade meant a new engineering breakthrough: the Vacumatic. Considered George Parker's masterpiece, the Vacumatic featured a sackless filling mechanism that allowed it to hold over twice as much ink as other pens. The transparent windows of the barrel allowed the user to see how much ink remained in the well.
INTRODUCING THE LONGER-LASTING AND SMOOTHER WRITING BALLPOINT
PARKER did not join the industry rush into the Ballpoint market, preferred to create a product that truly answered consumer's needs. Sensing that consumers were frustrated with the poor quality and short lifespan of Ballpoints, PARKER created the Jotter in 1954.
THE NEXT GENERATION IN PENS
With its latest launch in 2011, Parker 5th Technology, Parker continues a long tradition of leading the way with cutting edge innovation and design. To keep up with the fast-paced lifestyles of today's consumers, PARKER's ground-breaking new mode of writing provides and easy and clean, refill system that is guaranteed not to leak even in extreme conditions.