Extraordinary Pens – Parker Black Giant


This is a 1918 Parker¬†“Black Giant” eyedropper-filler in Black Hard Rubber. Parker’s first “Giant,” the “Red Giant,” introduced in 1909 at $10, failed because the cap was too brittle and Parker was losing too much money honoring their warrantees. This was less of a problem with the “Black Giant,” introduced soon afterwards. These are found clipless, with a “split” clip (open in the back), and a full washer clip (such as this model. They also are found with no cap imprint, like this example, and with a “Parker Black Giant” cap imprint. The pen also came in two lengths; this being the longer version. The huge #12 nib is a sight to behold (medium). Very rare, very beautiful and very desirable!

Extraordinary Pens - Parker Black Giant

Item #2 in Catalog #81.

 

 

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