Parker is one of the few historic American fountain pens that have remained in business until today. The Parker Pen Company was founded by George Safford Parker in 1888 in Janesville, Wisconsin. To date, the firm is owned by Sanford, a division of Newell Rubbermaid which also owns Waterman. Although he has always produced good quality pens, the golden age of Parker runs from the 1920s to the 1960s where the company has distinguished itself for its great innovative capabilities, and is always a great success. Thanks to the creation of historic models such as Parker 51 and the legendary Parker 75, the company has always been one of the world's leading manufacturers of flip-flop sales, and has been successful in the ball pen era as well. 1954 the famous Jotter ball.