ANTIQUE PARKER LUCKY CURVE ABALONE MOP FULL-SIZED EYEDROPPER FOUNTAIN PEN 1880s

  • ANTIQUE PARKER LUCKY CURVE ABALONE MOP FULL-SIZED EYEDROPPER FOUNTAIN PEN 1880s
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ANTIQUE PARKER LUCKY CURVE ABALONE MOP FULL-SIZED EYEDROPPER FOUNTAIN PEN 1880s
Value: $25,000 usd
Year: 1880s
Origin: Janesville, Wisconsin
Conditions: Near MintNo cracks & no chips to abalone! No dents to cap! No loss to overlays!
Original nib: inscribed “PARKER LUCKY CURVE PEN 3” Dimension: measurements are estimateAbout ½” diameterCap 5 3/8 inches Post 6 ¾ inches
One of the rarest Parker in existence! 
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THE PARKER PEN COMPANY1888 – Present
The Parker Pen company was started by George S. Parker who was born November 1, 1863 in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. He attended telegraphy school in Janesville, Wisconsin in the 1880s and eventually became a teacher there. To supplement his income he sold fountain pens to his students. Parker was also the pen repairman at the school. Like Waterman, he saw problems with the pens that he sold and discovered a way to fix the problem. With the financial backing of W.F. Palmer, an insurance salesman, he started the Parker Pen Company in 1888.  
His first fountain pen patent was for a form of an over and under feed pen. He applied for the patent and discovered that someone else already held a patent on that idea. Not being discouraged so easily, Parker found the patent owner and bought the rights. Once he owned the rights to the competing patent, his own patent could be registered and was so registered on December 10, 1889. This early Parker pen was manufactured, but pen sales were lackluster.
1892 is acknowledged as the actual beginning of the Parker Pen Company. In that year, Parker designed...