The Parker Pen Company was founded in Janesville, Wisconsin in 1888 by George Safford Parker with the dream of “making a better pen.” Before the company’s conception, George Parker had worked as a pen salesman for the John Holland Gold Pen Company. During his ventures, he saw a startling amount of discontent among pen collectors concerning the leakage of fountain pens. After Parker was founded, he created a special system to combat this problem. In 1894, Parker developed the “Lucky Curve” ink feed system which drained unused ink back into the pen reservoir through capillary action when the pen was upright in the pocket. It was a revolutionary system that was used in various forms for over thirty years. One of Parker’s most brilliant and innovative products to date is the Quink, specially designed for Parker Pens. Created in 1931, this “quick drying ink” has many useful features. It is water-resistant, does not clog, is non-corrosive, does not leave ink deposits, does not fade, and most importantly: it is quick-drying. The Quink’s versatility and practicality allowed it to change the world of inks in completely unimaginable ways. Adored by pen enthusiasts, it is one of Parker’s most ingenious products to date. Parker pens have also been longtime favorites around the world for signing important political documents. The World War II armistices, for instance, were signed with Parker pens. Occasionally, commemorative versions of the historic pens were offered for commercial sale. Currently, they are among the most reputable American-made writing instruments in the world. Pen Boutique is an AUTHORIZED DEALER of Parker from Sanford LP.
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