The Parker 51 is one of the most popular fountain pens ever made and consequently, much has been written about its history. I won’t rehash it all here. The pen was developed in 1939, the Parker company’s 51st year in business, and went on sale in 1941. Since then, it has been altered and revived any number of times, most recently in 2002. This article will focus on the earlier versions of the pen.
Great look at the what is, perhaps, the favorite vintage pen in my collection. I have a 1939 and it’s still one of the best writers I have.