«With your first order for four dozen or more Parker Fountain Pens, at regular rates, we will take pleasure in sending you, with our compliments, one of the handsomest little show cases ever made for the purpose of displaying fountain pens. This case is trimmed in oak, cherry, walnut, or nickel, as you may desire. This handsome show case displays one time four dozen fountain pens. The case is fitted with a Yale lock with two keys, has a drawer in the bottom for scratch paper, ink, surplus stock, etc., will make one of the neatest accessories to your store that you can possible imagine. After you have had it in store for a month or two, you will wonder you ever consented to get along with one of these.»
1897 Parker Side Talks about four dozen showcase.