Over the past century, the name Parker has become synonymous with high quality writing instruments, bringing to mind descriptors such as reliability, dependability, tradition, streamlined, style, prestige, innovation and timlessness.

Parker managed to become highly regarded by consumers after years of diligent and determined attempts "to make a better pen."

1863- George Safford Parker, born on 1st November, was a teacher in Telegraphy.

1888- Establishment of the Parker Pen Company

1894- First major technological breakthrough with the Lucky Curve ink feed system.

In the upcoming years, Parker announced several technological innovations, including:

1905- Black Giant

1921- Duofold

1954- Jotter Ball Pen

2008- Parker celebrates its 120th anniversary