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The Parker Pen Company was established by George S. Parker in 1888 after he decided that the pens available at the time were not up to scratch. His philosophy right from the start was based on the premise that if you make a better pen, people will buy it. This has been the main aim of Parker ever since and the statement is as valid today as it was 125 years ago.

Parker have been responsible for the lion’s share of the innovations and developments that have moved the pen world forward. Innovative products like the Vacumatic filling system and the Aerometric system were copied and adapted by other manufacturers worldwide.

George Parker died in 1937 but his legacy lived on in new products like the Parker 51, dubbed as the World's Most Wanted Pen, and one of the highest selling fountain pens ever made, and the ever popular Duofold range continued to keep the company at the forefront of the marketplace.

Parker are now part of the BIC Group, and they continue to produce high quality writing instruments from their factory in France.