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Parker invents the pioneering anti-leak system, the ‘Lucky Curve’ – Parker's second patent and major breakthrough.
Inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, the gold and sterling silver Parker Snake pens are launched and will become valuable collector’s items.
Parker’s Trench Pen is designed for soldiers and uses dry ink tablets activated by adding water. In this year, Kenneth Parker joins the company.
Production begins on the Jotter, Parker’s ballpoint pen. The Jotter sells 3.5 million in its first year and remains popular today.
Designed in 1933 by Joseph Platt, a prominent designer of the 1930s, the famous Parker arrow was inspired by Kenneth Parker’s passion for revolutionary transportation and aviation. First featured as a clip on the Vacumatic pen, it symbolises Parker’s pioneering attitude. In 1958, it became the brand’s emblem and evolved in 2015 to match the brand’s modern standards of sophistication and luxury.
Parker is awarded the Royal Warrant by Queen Elizabeth II, becoming the official supplier of writing instruments to the Royal Household.
A commemorative Duofold edition pen is launched to acknowledge the American artist Norman Rockwell, who produced several pieces of artwork for Parker dating back to 1929.
Parker Premier is launched, using innovative and aesthetic materials.
Parker 5th technology is introduced, together with Parker Ingenuity, revolutionising the pen industry with an innovative mode of writing.
Parker Pen Company History
Discover the treasured Parker pen company history, from its inception in 1888 to wartime efforts and beyond. Throughout Parker’s history, you’ll find inspiration and devotion to the art of fine pen making, love of country and passion for quality. Explore a legacy that earned Parker pens two Royal Warrants in recognition for the ‘highest standards of service, quality and excellence’. Learn how peacetime accords were signed with Parker 51 and Parker Duofold pens. Begin your own legacy with an elegant Parker pen today.