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Parker "television Barrel" Ad From 1941

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#1 rff000



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 20:08

Long before TV became common, in 1941, Parker used the idea of "television" to describe its visible ink supply through the barrel. Maybe this is well-known, but it was the first I heard of a visible ink supply called television!





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Posted 19 April 2019 - 23:32

very cool. thanks for the post

Just give me the Parker 51s and nobody needs to get hurt.

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 01:36

Very interesting ad. Television was invented before WWII but got put on hold until after the war. When they made the ad I wonder if they knew of television or some ad copywriter just made up the word.

#4 JonSzanto


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 04:00

Another important point to note is that all the way back into 1935 they had a model made in Canada called the Televisor You can read more about that pen in a good artice on Tony Fischier's "Parker Collector" site right here.

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#5 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 08:28

Excellent ad when Parker was at the top in terms of quality and innovation

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