Pen Model: Parker Parkette
By the beginning of the Depression, with the failure of many fountain pen manufacturers, even Parker felt the need to produce a lower cost line. That decision also resulted in their first lever-filled pens, after a decade of button-filled Duofolds. The first model was the Parco, what evolved into the Parkette, Parker’s first successful budget model. In successive forms, Parkettes appeared until WWII.