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Parker was founded by George Stafford Parker in 1891.
The Vacumatic incorporated a new filling mechanism with a diaphragm at the end that was pumped to draw ink directly into the barrel.
Most of these pens used a conventional open nib hidden under a plastic shell rather than Parker's superior tubular nib inside a collector.
The Parker 51 was undoubtedly the most copied pen of its time; China still produces faithful Parker 51 clones to this day.
Although Parker continued to produce a full range of pens, marketing at the high end increasingly focused on images of luxury rather than gadget features (like the Sheaffer Snorkel), and Parker's marketing department worked aggressively on product placement into important events like nuclear disarmament treaty signings.
Parker would keep its image as a brand of luxury and prestige until it was overshadowed by Mont Blanc during the 1980s.
The Parker 51 is considered by many pen collectors to be the finest technological achievement in fountain pens.