History

George Safford Parker gave birth to the Parker Pen Company in Wisconsin city of US in 1888. Pens enthusiast George invented Lucky Curve Ink Feed System in 1894. The ink saving technology made fountain pens top selling pens that time. For next few decades, before ball pens came into existence, Parker enjoyed best writing instruments sales in the world.

The industry revolution continued after ‘Lucky Curve’. Parker launched its one of the most famous product till date, Duofold, the most expensive pen that time. Parker later came up with Jotter, a revolutionary pen which claimed to write 5 times more than a ball pen. Over the years, Parker made significant inventions in the writing instruments industry and launched several products like Parker 61 Capillary Fountain Pen (1956), Cartridge Pencil (1968) and Parker Vector (1981).

Gillette Company acquired the Parker in 1993 to sell it further to the American company Newell Rubbermaid in 2000. Parker was introduced in India in 1996 by Luxor Group. The brand has been immensely successful since then. Today, Parker is one of the most prominent names in the country with huge range of products in the market.