1906 PARKER CATALOG

In 1904 it had been a new improvement in the design of the Lucky Curve spearhead feed, adopting a silhouette and properties more similar to what we later would come to know as «Christmas Tree».

In the second half of 1904, begin to use the «Lucky Curve» banner imprint.

Parker Lucky Curve banner imprint and earlier.

The Parker Pen Co. was never before 1904 exhibited in a World’s Fair, and its first appearance at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition was unanimously awarded the highest prize to which it was eligible, the Gold Medal, over its many competitors.

Louisiana Purchase Exposition medal, and Parker box.
The Parker Cheap Specials. Silver Dollar and New Special.
Parker Silver Dollar. Upper or lower feed as desired. Price, $1.00. Supplied under the name of "Palmer Pen" if desired. These pens are cheap, but good. They are not sold as equal to the "Lucky Curve" Parker, for they are not. They are good pens for the money. Both have gold pens. Have screw joints and do not have "Lucky Curve" feed.
Parker no. 1. Price $ 1.50. Black or mottled holder. Straight or taper cap. A neat little pen. Has the "Lucky Curve" Screw Joint. Does not have the "Anti-Break" Cap. Either over or under feed. A particularly good pen and warranted. It is the lowest in price of any Parker "Lucky Curve" made.
Parker no. 1 mottled, taper cap.
Parker Lucky Curve nos. 28, 26, 25 with VV clip, 24, 23 hexagon, 20 and 18.
Parker no. 3, ladies’ size. Price $ 2.00. Handsome chased Barrel. Nice, easy-writing gold pen. Quite a popular pen of its class. Can be furnished with upper feed when so desired.
Parker No. 3. Straight or taper cap. Price $ 2.00. Considerably larger than the ladie's size of the same number. Has the "Lucky Curve." This is one of the oldest styles, yet it is a popular pen today. Comes with a great variety of patterns on barrel. Courtesy of http://www.fivestarpens.com.
Parker no. 5. Spiral, black, or mottled rubber. Price, $2.50. The barrel is made with corrugations, which are spiral. It presents a rough surface for the fingers to grasp. Either upper or lower feed. Courtesy of http://www.fivestarpens.com.
No. 6. Gold Mounted. Price, $3.00. Has beautifully chased barrel in a great variety of patterns, fitted with gold bands. It is made in regular and ladies' size considerably smaller.
Parker no. 8, Hexagon. Price, $2.50. Barrel and cap are cut hexagon shape, so the fountain will not roll when placed upon a desk. Can be supplied in black or mottled rubber.
No. 9. Gold mounted. Price, $ 4.00. This Is a gentleman’s pen exclusively. It is by all odds the most handsome of the large sized fountains. An ample ink reservoir. Beautifully gold mounted. A superb pen in every way. Courtesy of Luiz Leite.
No. 10. Twist. Price, $3.00. This pen is preferred by many who like the corrugated handle, which gives the fingers something to grasp and prevent from slipping when moist or sweaty. Courtesy Luiz Leite.
Parker No. 11. Aluminum. Price, $ 3.50. Richly engraved in a variety of patterns. Upper or lower feed as desired.
No. 11. Gold, price, $ 6.00. Silver, same design $5.00. This is a most beautiful pen. The barrel is covered with 14k rolled gold of rich design. Photo-composition by the author. Courtesy Luiz Leite.
No. 12. Full Pearl. A Beauty. Price, $6.00. Upper or lower feed. Inlaid pearl with gold bands. If you want to own something out of the ordinary or make a present that would be treasured for a lifetime, you need go no further.
Parker pen No. 14. Price $5.00, sterling silver filigree. No. 16, gold, $6. 00. The silver is inlaid over the vulcanite, making a most striking looking pen. Space is reserved on name plate for engraving name of owner. No. 16, same pattern as above, solid 18K gold plate will wear for many years.

In late 1905, Parker offered for first time the no. 15. Price $ 7.00. It was manufactured with cap covered with gold filigree and name plate. Barrel fitted with beautiful variegated, or plain, Mother-of-Pearl slabs and gold bands.

Parker no. 15. Price $7.00. Just out. One of the prettiest in Parker line of fancy pens. Plain pearl slabs barrel with gold band. Gold filigree on cap. Name plate so the name of owner can be engraved on same. Photo Courtesy of Luiz Leite.
Parker no. 15. Barrel fitted with variegated Mother-of-Pearl slabs. Courtesy Luiz Leite.

No. 18 Screw Joint. No. 018 Jointless. Price $2.00. Has the famous «Lucky Curve» and the «Anti-Break» cap. Any pen from nos. 18 to 28 inclusive, except No. 23 ½ could be furnished in either Black or Mottled rubber.

Parker no. 18. Background box commemorating the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Medal.

No. 20 Screw Joint. No. 020 Jointless. Price, $2.50. Same as No. 18, except it has a size larger pen and holder. No. 20 made with smooth or threaded end where fingers grasp the fountain pen. Can be furnished in either black or mottled rubber. Supplied with fine, medium, coarse or stub pen as wanted.

Parker no. 020 jointless (above) and no. 20 (note ringed section)
No. 21. Screw joint. Price, $3.50. This is really a very pretty pen. It is practically the no. 20 with the addition of the gold bands and a size larger gold pen. So popular indeed is this style that we have had some difficulty in keeping up with the demand for It. It Is about the neatest and most pleasing looking gold mounted pen we have ever seen. If preferred can supply with Screw Jolnt when so ordered.

No. 23 Screw Joint and no. 023 Jointless. Price, $3.00. Screw Joint. This number can be supplied when so desired with practically same sized barrel as No. 20, but the pen is a full size larger than the preceding. The larger pen affording, as it does, the different «feel,» will richly repay any one to purchase this pen if they are connoisseurs.

No. 23 ½. This new style makes it first appearance herewith. It is practically the No. 23 but with beautifully chased barrel and cap. It is particularly suitable for a lady’s pen and can be furnished in a smaller sized barrel than regular, if desired.

According to the Parker numbering system, the fraction «1/2» following the number indicated a chased rubber fountain pen.

No. 23 Hexagon. $Price 4.00. Furnished in black or mottled and manufactured in both styles, jointless or screw joint.

Parker no. 023 Hexagon jointless black. Price, $3.00.
Parker no. 023 Hexagon Jointless mottled. Courtesy of Tsachi Mitsenmacher.
Parker no. 24 screw joint and no. 024 jointless. Price, $4.00. This pen is much larger than the general run of pens and they are purchased by those who know just what they want and can afford to pay the higher price necessary for the larger and finer pen.

Parker Bull Dog Special No. 24 screw joint and no. 024 Jointless. Price $ 4.00. Can be supplied plain or with threatened grip, in black or mottled. This is a new thing in fountain pens. It is a vest pocket pen, that is for the lower vest pocket in which it is carried. It has the advantage of never getting lost, always at hand, and never in sight when carried. It has sold in large numbers in London, England, and seems destined to be a great seller in this country. The student, the businessman, as well as all military men who have seen it, are charmed with it. A favorite in many of the universities and recommended by college men everywhere.

Parker no. 024 Bull Dog Special.

Parker no. 25 screw joint and no. 025 Jointless. Price, $5.00. If you enjoy writing with a large fountain pen, you should own a no. 25. It will tell the story of what real luxury is possible to the afforded by a fountain pen. The entire pen is large, but you forget all about that, as the large, smooth, shining pen glides swiftly over the paper.

Parker no. 25.

Parker no. 26 screw joint and no. 026 Jointless. Price, $6.00. Parker make but one pen larger no. 8. It tells the story of smooth, beautiful action of this comes only from the larger sizes. Can be equipped with fine, medium, coarse or stub.

Parker no. 26. Photo courtesy of PBA Galleries, Berkeley, CA. (image © Justin Benttinen)

Parker no. 28 screw joint and no. 028 Jointless. Price, $7.00. Appearance at this time, it is put out in response to a demand for «the largest pen you make. The barrel is not very much larger than no. 25, but the pen is no. 8.

Physicians Pen. Price, $ 5.00. Fitted with no. 4 or no. 5 gold pen. In opposite end of fountain is fitted Registered Fever Thermometer with certificate showing corrected readings for physicians' use. The most useful, convenient combination ever put in a physician's pocket.
Parker No. 30.
"If you want to make some dear friends a present that will be treasured for a life-time, and be handed down as an heirloom the No. 30 will fill the bill". Photo courtesy of PBA Galleries, Berkeley, CA. (image © Justin Benttinen)
Parker nº 31. Furnished with a no. 5 pen. Price $7.50.

Parker no. 31 Sterling Silver. Price $7.50. This a large size fountain pen covered with Sterling Sliver. Space on name plate on which to engrave your name. The richness and refined elegance represented in this pen is apparent.

Parker no. 32 Sterling Silver. Price, $5.00. This is somewhat like no. 14, but even richer. Name plate. For a lady, this pen is certainly ideal and at a medium price.

Parker no. 33. Price $ 5.50.

Parker no. 33. Gold. Price, $5.50. This pen is our leader for the new styles. It Is certainly the biggest value ever put into a pen retailing. Neat, tasty and a real beauty. Same design in Sterling Silver, No. 34, price $4. 50.

Parker pen no. 33 Gold and 34 Sterling Silver. Courtesy of Luiz Leite.
Parker no. 35. Gold. Gentlemens' size. Price $ 10.00. Auctioned by Bonhams Dec 4, 1998. Image © Bonhams.

No. 35. Gold. Gentlemen’s and ladies’ sizes, Price $10.00. Barrel and cap entirely covered with heavy 18k plate which will last for a life time. A magnificent creation. A delicate beauty of the handwork. Surely, a finer present of this kind than this could hardly be devised. No. 36. Either size, in Sterling Silver. Price $ 8.00.

Parker no. 36. Sterling silver embossed by Heath Co. Ladies' size. Price $ 8.00.

The Parkers Snakes. No. 37 Sterling Silver. Price, $8.00. This odd and fantastic design is of a snake’s body. The eyes are set with green stones. Certainly, a unique covering for a fountain pen. No. 38 Gold, price $10.00.

A sterling Parker #37 eyedropper with keyhole vent nib. Auctioned in December 2014 by Golden's Appraisal, Auction & Estate Services, Woodstock, GA.
Parker #37 Snake sterling overlay
A #38 mounting a Lucky Curve round hole nib with "lazy S" imprint. Courtesy of PBA Galleries, Berkeley, CA. (image © Justin Benttinen)
Parker Snake #38 overlay
Parker pen no. 40. Price $20. 00. Barrel and cap covered with solid 18k. gold. Parker does not expect this pen will ever come into very general use. Yet for wedding presents, a birthday present, a present to some honored member of a Society. It would make a lasting reminder of the donor. It Is difficult to conceive how a more beautiful pen could be made. The flowers, leaves, vines, etc., stand out in relief as the body of the barrel Is cut down by engraving to give prominence to the beautiful, raised work. Space Is left on the barrel in place reserved for it to engrave the name of owner. With this pen was sent with a plush or morocco box without additional charge.

In 1905 Parker patented their particular self-filling fountain pen under patent US791466A, which they began to market that same year.

Parker Self-Filling fountain pen.

SOURCES:

  • Fountain Pen and Pencil. The Golden Age of  Writing Instruments. G. Fischler & S. Schneider. Ed. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 1990.
  • Plumas Estilográficas. Jonathan Steinberg. Ed. Edimat Libros. 1998.
  • Tsachi Mitsenmacher pens collection.
  • Luiz Leite pens collection.
  • L. Michael Fultz collection.
  • 1896-1906 Parker Side Talks, the Parker´s dealer magazine.
  • 800 Parker ads. Pre-Duofold.
  • Parker patens US 512,319, US 606,231, US 653,818, and US 791466.

1909 PARKER CATALOG

1907.

In 1907, disappear from the catalog models that, with few differences, were duplicated such as no. 8 Hexagon (there were models 23 and 023 Hexagon), no. 11 and no. 12 whose market segment had already been covered with other models furnished in gold or silver or with mother of pearl inlays.

The upper feed would be limited to fitting in the Silver Dollar. In 1909 this style of feeding would be totally uncatalogued.

This year, Parker added new version of the #31 with new spiral design in several pattern, filigree work, solid silver at $7.50. The #41at $8.50 was a large gentleman´s barrel pen covered with gold filigree work of beautiful design like the smaller #16. The #42½, priced at $4.50. a beautiful pen with a chased body and with a broad gold band with a large engraving indicium. It also had a gold crown on the cap. The #43 and #44, 18k. plated gold at $10 and sterling silver at $8.00 respectively, were introduced in a floral design. A clever idea was presented with Bookkeeper’s Special model #100 with price $6.00,  a double fountain pen, one end for black ink and the other for red. The fountain can be disjointed, if desired, thus making two complete fountain pens. An Emblem pen intended to honor commemorations of prominent members of the society was also added to this year’s range.

1908.

Parker could apply to its pens the clip patented by Levi Van Valkenburg to the cap by special machinery, at an additional cost of 25 c. nickel and 50 c. gold covered. This clip was marked “Parker VV Pat. Feb. 12, 07″.

In February 1908, Parker announced to its dealers that they were preparing to place on the market «The Red Giant». The pen is made entirely of a cardinal red hard rubber, fitted with a No. 12 pen, and the price would be $10.00.

in 1908 the #45 was introduced at $6.50. Corrugated pearl slab in either plain white or colors. Pearl crown also. Decorated with  gold bands which also holds pearl in place.

The New Special had been uncatalogued since 1908. Silver Dollar now is cited as Dollar Pens.

1909.

In 1909, Parker introduce models nos. 20, 23, 24 and 25 in red holders.

In this same year they presented the Jack Knife pens fitted with an unmistakable cap top denominated by actual collectors as the «Turban top».

With this same cap idea and aimed at students who are loyal to their School and College colors, “the cap with the colored crown” was offered at an extra 10 cents, two colors an extra 25 cents.

The Parker Jointless nos. 018, 020, 023, 024, 025, and 026 continue in the catalog.

Parker no. 1. Price $ 1.50. Black or mottled holder. Straight or taper cap. A neat little pen. Has the "Lucky Curve" Screw Joint. Does not have the "Anti-Break" Cap. A particularly good pen and warranted. It is the lowest in price of any Parker "Lucky Curve" made.
Parker no. 1 Lucky Curve taper cap.
Parker no. 3, ladies’ size. Price $ 2.00. Handsome chased Barrel. Nice, easy-writing gold pen. Quite a popular pen of its class. Can be furnished with upper feed when so desired.
Parker No. 3. Straight or taper cap. Price $ 2.00. Considerably larger than the ladie's size of the same number. Has the "Lucky Curve." This is one of the oldest styles, yet it is a popular pen today. Comes with a great variety of patterns on barrel. Courtesy of http://www.fivestarpens.com.
Parker no. 5. Spiral, black, or mottled rubber. Price, $2.50. The barrel is made with corrugations, which are spiral. It presents a rough surface for the fingers to grasp. Either upper or lower feed. Courtesy of http://www.fivestarpens.com.
Parker no. 6 Lucky Curve. Fountain, Ladies’, or Gentlemen’s size gold mounted. Price $3.00. Tapering cap. Has beautiful, chased barrel in a great variety of patterns, fitted with embossed or plain gold bands. It is made in two sizes, ladies’ size considerably smaller.
No. 9. Gold mounted. Price, $ 4.00. This Is a gentleman’s pen exclusively. It is by all odds the most handsome of the large sized fountains. An ample ink reservoir. Beautifully gold mounted. A superb pen in every way. Courtesy of Luiz Leite.
No. 10. Twist. Price, $3.00. This pen is preferred by many who like the corrugated handle, which gives the fingers something to grasp and prevent from slipping when moist or sweaty. Courtesy Luiz Leite.
Parker pen No. 14. Price $5.00, sterling silver filigree. No. 16, gold, $6. 00. The silver is inlaid over the vulcanite, making a most striking looking pen. Space is reserved on name plate for engraving name of owner. No. 16, same pattern as above, solid 18K gold plate will wear for many years.
Parker no. 15. Price $7.00. Just out. One of the prettiest in Parker line of fancy pens. Plain pearl slabs barrel with gold band. Gold filigree on cap. Name plate so the name of owner can be engraved on same. Photo Courtesy of Luiz Leite.
Parker no. 15. Barrel fitted with variegated Mother-of-Pearl slabs. Courtesy Luiz Leite.
Parker No. 18. Price $2.00. Screw Joint. It has the "Lucky Curve" and the "Anti-Break" Cap fully warranted. Black or mottled rubber or fancy chased barrel.
Parker Self-Filling fountain pen.
Parker no. 25 self-filling, known by the collectors as "click filler". Courtesy of Luiz Leite.

Parker introduce nos. 20, 23, 24 and 25 in Red holders.

No. 20. Price $2.50. Screw Joint. Same as No. 18, except it has a larger pen and holder. Made with smooth or threaded end where fingers grasp the fountain. One of the most popular numbers Parker make. Can be supplied in either black or mottled rubber. Fine, medium, coarse or stub pen as wanted. No. 020 Jointless, same size and price as No. 20.

Parker no. 20 screw joint. Photo courtesy of PBA Galleries, Berkeley, CA. (image © Justin Benttinen).

Parker no. 20½, Chased, Price $2.50. This is the same size as No. 20. The only exception is the fancy chasing on the barrel and cap. Fountain is fitted with gold pen of any elasticity and in fine, medium or stub point.

No. 21. Screw joint. Price, $3.50. This is really a very pretty pen. It is practically the no. 20 with the addition of the gold bands and a size larger gold pen. So popular indeed is this style that we have had some difficulty in keeping up with the demand for It. It Is about the neatest and most pleasing looking gold mounted pen we have ever seen. If preferred can supply with Screw Jolnt when so ordered.
Parker no. 023 Hexagon jointless black. Price, $3.00.
No. 23 Hexagon. We might call this pen a bargain to sell at $3.00. Because of shape will not roll. No complete stock should be without a few of them. Courtesy of Tsachi Mitsenmacher.

No. 23½, Chased. Price $3.00. It is practically the No. 23 but with beautifully chased barrel and cap. It is particularly suitable for a lady’s pen and can be furnished in a smaller sized barrel than regular, if desired.

Parker no. 24 screw joint and no. 024 jointless. Price, $4.00. This pen is much larger than the general run of pens and they are purchased by those who know just what they want and can afford to pay the higher price necessary for the larger and finer pen.

No. 24 Falcon. Price $4,00. Screw Joint. Fitted with a gold Pen, which is an exact duplicate of the steel Falcon nib. The instantaneous favor into which this pen has sprung would indicate that there are many waiting for and wanting just such a pen. We have them in exceptionally fine points, medium, coarse, or even stub.

No. 24½, Chased. Price $4.00. Same description given no. 20½ will apply to this pen, with exception of the size. In size it is a duplicate of No. 24; two sizes larger than no. 20.

Parker no. 25. Price $5.00. Screw Joint. If you enjoy writing with a large fountain pen, you should own a no. 25. It will tell the story of what real luxury is possible to be afforded by a fountain pen. The entire fountain is large, but you forget all about that, as the large, smooth, shining pen glides swiftly over the paper.

Parker Lucky Curve no. 26.

Parker no. 28. Price $7.00. It is put out in response to a demand for «one of the largest pens you make.» The barrel is not very much larger than No. 25, but the pen is no. 8.

Parker Lucky Curve nos. 28, 26, 25 with VV clip, 24, 23 hexagon, 20 and 18.

In 1909 Parker presented the Jack Knife pen style fitted with an unmistakable cap top denominated by actual collectors as «Turban top», which is designed as a safety pen -a pen a lady can carry in her handbag without fear of ink soiling the contents.

This pen is used also by men who wish a short barrel end pen and maybe carried flat in the pocket or loose in the pants pocket.

The nozzle of the pen is made a trifle wider than in the regular pen and with a flat facing. The cap is fitted with a secondary cap that has a thread on the same and which turns easily inside the regular cap. When through using the fountain, screw on the regular cap down to the shoulder, then if it is desired to use the pen as a safety, give the secondary cap a turn, to bring its end facing in direct contact with the flat facing on the end of the nozzle. When the cap is removed, hold the pen point upward, so that any fluid that may be in the second cap will be drawn off by the pen point. Moisture will of course be in the little secondary cap, but it cannot escape into the other cap or around the nozzle so long as the foregoing is followed. This makes the simplest, neatest, and most practical safety pen on the market.

Made in these five sizes, if desired, could be fitted with fancy mountings at a special price.

Jack Knife
Jack Knife "Turban" inner cap that fit snug to shoulder section when the pen was inserted, so that ink didn't leak.

Parker no. 31 Sterling Silver. Price $7.50. This a large size fountain pen covered with Sterling Sliver. Space on name plate on which to engrave your name. The richness and refined elegance represented in this pen is apparent.

Parker nº 31. Furnished with a no. 5 pen. Price $7.50.

No. 31. New Spiral Design. Price $7.50. This cut shows another form of the regular no. 31 and we can furnish this pen in several patterns: filigree work, solid silver.

Parker no. 31 Lucky Curve, new spiral design. Price $7.50.

No. 33. Gold. Price $5,50. This pen is our leader for the new styles. It is certainly the biggest value ever put into a pen retailing for less than $6.00. Neat, tasty, and a real beauty. No. 34, same design in sterling silver. Price $4.00.

Parker no. 33. Price $ 5.50.
Parker pen no. 33 Gold and 34 Sterling Silver. Courtesy of Luiz Leite.

No. 35. Gold. Gentlemen’s Size, Price $10.00. Barrel and cap entirely covered with heavy 18k plate which will last for a lifetime. A magnificent creation. The delicate beauty of the handwork done on this cannot be appreciated until seen. Surely, a finer present of this kind than this could hardly be devised.

Parker no. 35. Gold. Gentlemens' size. Price $ 10.00. Auctioned by Bonhams Dec 4, 1998. Image © Bonhams.

The Parkers Snakes. No. 37 Sterling Silver. Price, $8.00. This odd and fantastic design is of a snake’s body. The eyes are set with green stones. Certainly, a unique covering for a fountain pen. No. 38 Gold, price $10.00.

A late and singular button filler Parker #37 sterling silver overlay. Courtesy of Gary and Myrna Lehrer (www.GoPens.com)
Details Parker # 38 pen. Each Parker Snake has a particular, unique and exclusive design.
A #38 mounting a Lucky Curve round hole nib with "lazy S" imprint. Courtesy of PBA Galleries, Berkeley, CA. (image © Justin Benttinen)

Parker no. 40. Barrel and cap covered with solid 18K gold. Price $20,00. For a wedding present, a birthday present, a present to some honored member of a society, this pen would make a lasting reminder of the donor. It is difficult to conceive how a more beautiful pen could be made. The flowers, leaves, vines. etc., stand out in beautiful, raised work. Space is left on the barrel in place reserved for it to engrave the name of the owner. With this pen Parker sent a plush or morocco box without additional charge.

Parker no. 40. Barrel and cap covered with solid 18k. gold. Price $20.00.

No. 41. Price $8.50. This is a gentleman’s pen. Large barrel and covered with Gold filigree work of beautiful design. For father or brother, an ideal present.

Parker no. 41. Gold filled filigree overlay. This large pen is fitted with #5 nib.

No. 42½, Price $4.50. This pen represents a rather new departure in pen decoration. Neat, simple and el e􀃷ant. Blank space on gold band iIn center for name.

Parker no. 42½.

Parker no. 43. Gold. Price $10.00. Holder comparatively small, cap and barrel covered with dull finish, 18k plate. Modest and rich. with a style all its own. For a young lady, a more pleasing pen could hardly be selected.

No. 44. Price $8 .00. Same as No. 43, except mountings sterling silver.

Parker no, 43. Gold. Price $10.00.

No. 45. Price $6.50. New this season and has already proven to be a great favorite. Corrugated or plain pearl slab in either plain white or colors. Pearl crown also. Decorated with three gold bands which also holds pearl in place.

Parker no. 45 Lucky Curve alternaning plain mother-of-pearl and abalone slabs. Cap with imitation pearl crown.
Parker no. 45 Lucky Curve alternating corrugated mother-of-pearl and abalone slabs. Photo courtesy of PBA Galleries, Berkeley, CA. (image © Justin Benttinen)

No. 46. Price $10.00. This dainty delicate pen is of course designed for the American Queen, the wife, daughter, sister, or sweetheart of any American man. The cut suggests the delicacy and beauty of this superb piece of workmanship. Space on cap left blank for engraving owner’s name.

Parker no. 46 Lucky Curve. Plain and striated mother-of-pearl slabs. Courtesy of PBA Galleries and Luiz Leite, respectively.

No. 47. Price $10.00. We can safely say no more beautiful pen of this kind was eyer made. Gold bands on either end of barrel to hold the pearl slabs in place. Please note the enlarged pearl barrel, a new design. Cap covered with beautiful mounting 18k fine floral design. Space on cap left blank for engraving owner’s name.

Parker no. 47 Lucky Curve "Pregnant Parker" alternating Mother-of-Pearl and Abalone panels. Auctioned by Bonhams in 2015.
Parker Emblem pen. Price $12.00.

Parker Emblem Pens. We are prepared to supply the Parker Pen with the emblem of almost any of the more prominent orders. The emblem is on solid (not plated) gold band. Makes a fine present for some secret order man. Prices $ 12 .00 each tor K. of P., of C., I. O. O. F., Elks, Blue Lodge Chapter, Shrine, Knight Temple, and others.

The Red Giant pen is an eyedropper filler made in hard rubber, furnished with a slip cap and joint threaded section, and very approximate measurements of 148 mm long capped with a diameter cap 19 mm. The Parker Giants is not made as a self-filler owing to its extraordinary ink carrying capacity and infrequent need of filling.

Parker Red Giant. Courtesy of Gary and Myrna Lehrer.
Parker Giant vs "51" sizes comparison.

Bookkeeper’s Special no. 100. Price $6.00. Here is something designed, especially for bookkeepers. It is a double fountain pen, one end for black ink, and the other for red. The Ink reservoir for the red ink is mottled red, which briefly indicates the color of ink in that barrel. The other end of the fountain is black, which also indicates the color of ink therein. Every bookkeeper who has seen and tried this is simply delighted with it. The fountain pen can be disjointed, if desired, thus making two complete fountains, in which event they could be ordinarily carried in the pocket.

Parker Bookkeeper's Special model #100.
Simulation Parker caps with colored crown.

In 1909 Parker offered a new design looking at the niche market of «students are loyal to their school and college colors». It  was called «The Cap with the Colored Crown». The end of the cap was fitted with a little crown to match the Class or College colors. It could be furnished in red, white, green, orange, and purple and harmonize beautifully with the rich polished black of the fountain pen. Parker adapted to this segment the existing models no. 20½ and 21½ priced $ 2.50 and $ 3.50, respectively. They also adapted the model no. 24 «click filler» at $ 4.00. The crown with only one color was 10c extra, two colors 25c extra, and 35c three colors.

Parker 21½ cap with colored crown.

SOURCES:

  • Fountain Pen and Pencil. The Golden Age of  Writing Instruments. G. Fischler & S. Schneider. Ed. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 1990.
  • Plumas Estilográficas. Jonathan Steinberg. Ed. Edimat Libros. 1998.
  • Tsachi Mitsenmacher pens collection.
  • Luiz Leite pens collection.
  • L. Michael Fultz collection.
  • 1896-1909 Parker Side Talks, the Parker´s dealer magazine.
  • 800 Parker ads. Pre-Duofold.
  • Parker patens US 512,319, US 606,231, US 653,818, and US 791466.

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