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Fountain Pen Profiles: Parker

Fountain Pen Profiles: Parker

Fountain Pen Profiles: Parker

Fountain Pen Profiles: Parker



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George Safford Parker was born in Shullsburg, Wisconsin, in 1863. In the mid-1880s, as a young man, George himself settled in Janesville, Wisconsin, and began teaching a course in the growing field of telegraphy. To supplement his income, he took on a job retailing fountain pens; but he soon became disillusioned by the unreliability of the pens of the time, especially the ones he himself was selling. He took it upon himself to find a way to prevent, or at least work around, the problems he saw, and in 1888, he filed for his first patent. Not content to sit around waiting for his ship to come in, he was busily thinking up ways to make his pens better, and he never stopped improving his pens. The Parker Pen Company continues today with the development and production of fine writing instruments. This book is the story of some of Parker's most notable models through the decades.

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BN ID: 2940161060636
Publisher: Richard Binder
Publication date: 03/27/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Richard Binder is a well known authority on the repair, restoration, and history of fountain pens. His intense interest in the pens themselves and in the innovative tehnology that has gone into them over the past century and a half has led him to share his knowledge in the form of an increasing number of books and a website. He is noted for thorough coverage of his topic and an accessible, easy-to-read style. He is also an amateur historian of World War II and has published a book about the war. When not indulging in his hobbies or writing about them, he shares a passion for cooking with his wife Barbara. The couple live in an 1846 New England house that they share with their two Abyssinian cats.

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