by David & Mark Shepherd
Hardback 280mm x 210mm
169 pages & over 700 photographs
Published in 2004
Parker 51 Overview
Never before has a fountain pen received more worldwide recognition than the Parker 51. In the early 1940s, Parker could barely cope with global demand. Other manufacturers were quick to imitate this "51". Thus, the Parker 51 became a legend in its early years and is now regarded as one the greatest and most reliable fountain pens ever produced.
The book "Parker 51" by David & Mark Shepherd is without a doubt the most complete, informative book, in words and pictures, ever written about one model.
With 169 pages full of fascinating information in text, drawings and photos describing the creation, design, filling methods, key components and all of the innovations of the Parker 51. The book examines the evolution of the Parker 51 range, the American, English, Canadian and Argentinian productions in each variant and the replicas from Italy, America and Chinese Hero pens.
About the Authors
Father and son Shepherd, both avid collectors, have created a classic reference book for both the curious and the serious pen enthusiast. As a collector, David Shepherd has received ample access to many private collections. Parker also generously cooperated in providing access to the archives of the Parker Pen Company in Newhaven. This provided the authors with material that was not previously published.