1937 PARKER PEN CATALOG

THE WORLD’S FOREMOST LINE OF QUALITY WRITING EQUIPMENT

NEW JEWEL CASE.

Designed in Plastic by one of America’s most famous Silversmiths, includes with Pen and Pencil Sets at $12.50 and $15.00.

A regal gift setting for Parker’s flashing laminated pearl style. When pen and pencil are removed, case serves as a handy container for jewelry or boudoir articles.

A NEW AND SUPERLATIVE MODEL OF THE REVOLUCIONARY VACUMATIC.

Senior Maxima $10.00, Maxima Pen $10.00, Maxima Pencil $5.00, Major Pen $8.75, Major Pencil $3.75.

NEW STREAMLINED SHAPE. Most restful ever conceived.

NEW FEED CONTROL. Scientifically governs the flow.

FULL TELEVISION INK SUPPLY. Shows ink level at all times.

ENLARGED INK CAPACITY. A new maximun, without increasing size.

WORLD’S SMARTEST STYLE. Slender, laminated Pearl and Jet barrel.

PLATINUM AND SOLID GOLD POINT. Now containing 33% more gold than formerly.

Revolutionary Features of the World’s Supreme Pen.

Holds 102% More Ink Than Famous Duofold. The sacless Parker Vacumatic has far more room for ink than old style pens of equal size because it contains no rubber ink sac or lever filler. A simple, patented and wholly revolutionary recoiling diaphragm fills it in 8 or 10 fleet seconds.

33% More Gold In Scratch Proof Points. Parker Vacumatic Points are the finest in the world. They are made of platinum and solid gold, tipped with the finest grade of genuine Iridium obtainable. Iridium is one of the hardest of all metals and is used in Parker points to provide life-long wear.

Full Television Ink Supply. When the Parker Vacumatic Pen is held to the light, the ink supply is visible the full length of the barrel. This is Parker’s Television Ink Supply, and because of it this pen never runs dry against your will. You can always see exactly how much ink it contains.

New longer Blind Cap on the $8.75 and $10 models eliminates the necessity of re-engaging the plunger in the bayonet lock after filling. This allows the barrel to fill completely, and all loss of ink due to the final depression of the plunger —however small—is now abolished.

A Revolutionary and Patented Filling Mechanism. Unlike ordinary fountain pens, the Parker Vacumatic contains no rubber ink sac or lever filler. And unlike earlier types of sacless pens, it has no piston pump or air bulb filler. Instead, it has the famous Vacumatic Filler Unit.

This patented filling mechanism is based on a simple recoiling Diaphragm, the working parts of which are sealed in the top where ink can never touch, corrode or otherwise disable them. That is why every Parker Vacumatic is GUARANTEED mechanically perfect.

To develop a successful SACLESS filler was the hope and despair of inventors for years. From 1855 down to 1932 about 250 sacless pens were invented. Yet it remained for a scientist at the University of Wisconsin to develop this new Diaphragm principle—a wholly new and radical departure from earlier types.

Parker engineered this invention to perfection. And it was so utterly different and basically better that U. S. and foreign governments granted Parker patents.

Parker Vacumatic. The Silver Pearl Line. The most popular writing instrument in the world.

Parker Vacumatic. The Golden Pearl Line. One of Parker Newest, most beautiful color.

Parker Vacumatic. The Transparent Laminated Jet Black Line. Conservative, yet smart.

Parker Vacumatic. The Emerald Pearl Line. Shimmering with the iridiscent beauty of a rare jewel.

Parker Vacumatic. The Burgundy Pearl Line of Deep Gleaming Richness. A fashionable favorite.

Parker Vacumatic. The Brown Pearl and Transparent Black Junior Vacumatic Lines.

Parker Vacumatic. The Grey Pearl, Burgundy Pearl and Green Pearl Junior Vacumatic Lines.

Parker De Luxe Challenger and Parker Challenger.

Parkette De Luxe and Parkette. Fluted barrels in brilliant colors, are non-breakable. Lever filler.

Parker Quink.

One of Parker’s Handsome New Display Cases.

1938 PARKER PEN CATALOG

PARKER SEMI-CENTENNIAL JUBILEE 1888-1938 CATALOG

PARKER PENS AND PENCILS – PARKER DESK SETS – PARKER QUINK

The year is 1888… in Janesville, Wis., George S. Parker, a young man but lately from an Iowa farm, is teaching telegraphy and demonstrates to his students a pen that carries its own ink. He is recently appointed agent for a fountain pen manufacturer. Students order pens — not with entire satisfaction. For these pens scratch, blot. So, George S. Parker buys a file, saw, rod of hard rubber—spends his nights to improve the pens— originates a new-type feed. He replaces the pen manufacturer’s feed with his own creation. Pens work better. He makes complete pens. He calls them the George S. Parker Fountain Pens. Whereat, along comes Fame and takes him by the arm.

With a capital of $1,000 supplied by W. F. Palmer, Messrs. Parker and Palmer organize The Parker Pen Company. Soon Parker Pens make appearance throughout Wisconsin. Each year they push on to new frontiers. Today, Parker Pens are famous and favored in every country on the globe. Throughout his career, George S, Parker is obsessed with the desire to improve his product. This he does, year after year. Recognizing his genius, governments of many nations grant him numerous patents. George S, Parker died July 19, 1937. His associates of many years, under son Kenneth Parker, president since 1933, now carry on the work which he began. To them he leaves an heritage of hard-won traditions and inspired ideals.

PARKER POINT SELECTION CHART.

 To make feminine hearts leap with joy, Parker introduces THE PARKER DEBUTANTE.

PARKER MAJOR AND MAXIMA VACUMATIC PENS AT $8.75 AND $10.00, GUARANTED FOR LIFE.

PARKER VACUMATIC SILVER PEARL LINE. The most popular writing instrument in the world.

PARKER VACUMATIC GOLDEN PEARL LINE. One of Parker’s newest. most beautiful colors.

PARKER VACUMATIC TRANSPARENT LAMINATED JET BLACK LINE. Conservative, yet smart.

PARKER VACUMATIC EMERAL PEARL LINE. Shimmering with the iridescent bauty os a rare jewel.

PARKER VACUMATIC BURGUNDY PEARL LINE. Deep gleaming richness a fashionable favorite.

PARKER VACUMATIC JUNIOR LINE. Deep rich, transparent tones with shadow-wave laminations.

PARKER VACUMATIC JUNIOR DEBUTANTE LINE. In the popular shadow-wave colors.

PARKER CHALLENGER.

PARKER DE LUXE CHALLENGER. Gold nib ttipped with finest iridium. Unusual ink capacity. Button filler. Visometer ink supply –shows when to refill.

PARKER CHALLENGER. Unequaled value in this price range. Button filler. Gold nib iridium tipped. Visometer ink supply –shows when to refill.

PARKER DUO-TONE. Flashing jet barrels with handsome gold or silver color metal caps. Lever filler. Visometer ink supply.

PARKETTE DE LUXE. Single wide gold band with an especially designed clip to march. Lever filler. Visometer –shows when to refill.

PARKETTE STANDARD. A Parker quality product at low price. Non-breakable. Lever filler. Visometer ink supply –shows when to refill.

PARKER QUINK. The marvelous new writing ink that makes any pen a self-cleaner.

PARKER PEN DESK SETS.

For 1939 Parker again steps out in front with a new and original F array of styles in Pen Desk Sets. They combine exquisite beauty and maximum utility and are designed to match the harmony and charm of every type of home or to meet the exacting requirements of the office worker and the busy executive. Scintillating creations in marble, onyx, glass, chrome, and rare woods, —plain or decorated, —mounted with useful accessories such as clocks, lamps, cigarette boxes, and calendars. The new Desk Sets are fitted with especially designed desk pens, — either Parker’s Major Vacumatic, Junior Vacumatic, Challenger or Parkette, — all restfully balanced to relieve writing tension. All pens have visible ink supply to prevent the pen running dry, and Scratch-proof Points. Parker offers the world the first perfected and wholly practicable Pen Desk Set, —with a scientific Sealomatic Pen Bowl and a Parker Desk Pen that’s always ready to write when you are.