About The Parker Duofold Pen
The parker fountain pen can trace its history back to the late nineteenth century, when George Safford Parker created his own pen design, having become frustrated with broken pen tips interrupting his school classes. However, it was not until 1921 that the company introduced the iconic Parker Duofold pen.
Since its release, the fountain pen has been used by some notable luminaries; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the adventures of Sherlock Holmes with one, whilst General Douglas MacArthur brought the Second World War in the Pacific to an end with one, when he signed the agreement accordingly.
The design has changed only very slightly, (and often only temporarily), through the years. However, such has its success been, it has additionally been applied to ball pens, jotters, and being slimmed down a little to meet with fashion trends of the 1950s.
The classic styling of the Parker Duofold pen returned 1972, though this was as a ball pen, and was relabeled, the "Big Red". It sold in the millions, still being one of the best sellers of its kind to this day.
It fell out of favor again through the late seventies and into the 1980s, but returned again in 1987 ahead of the Parker company's centennial celebrations. Released in a commemorative set, the Duofold Centennial Fountain Pen and Ball Pen combined the traditional styling with state-of-the-art writing technology and materials. Once again, it became a worldwide success and now commands a high resale value.
Essentially, the Parker Duofold pen has not changed in its lifetime; just undergone a few makeovers, (gold plate, platinum and diamond encrusted being amongst these), and the odd limited edition. That it has lasted nearly a century itself, as one of the leading pens sold today, is not only indicative of the classic design, but also its timeless look and opur love affair with owning at least one "quality" writing tool.