Parker/Eversharp 10,000


About This Model

In the late 1950s, Parker acquired the remains of Eversharp from the Wahl company, and named the new division the Parker Eversharp Pen Company. One of their first products was the 10,000, the first of numerous pens of a wide range of Eversharp and Parker designs, but more importantly, Parker’s first cartridge filler (the marketing was 10,000 words in a cartridge) and the direct parent of the highly successful Parker 45. It didn’t last long: the 10,000 was gone by 1964 and the division closed by Parker in 1968. Another important part of the Eversharp purchase was its easily removable cartridge, which was integrated into a new plastic pen, Parker's first pen since the Vacumatic with an all plastic cap. The pen had been largely produced by Eversharp, and called the Big E, so Parker added its almost identical 19. The nibs are basically the same as those in the Parker 45, so these are wonderful writers, if perhaps not as durable as the 45.

About This Pen

This 10,000 is of extruded plastic, with an oddly long barrel and short cap. Underneath the cap is what became the Parker 45’s nib and feed. It’s a curious pen, with a thin gold metallic cap, a crown that looks like a ballpoint’s push button (one has to think that was intentional in the Jotter-crazed era), the Eversharp name imprinted in script just below the clip and the Parker imprint on the rear of the cap. The barrel is almost identical to the 45’s, and appears to be of the same plastic. The nib, marked Fine, is a smooth extra fine, with a bit of softness. A historically interesting and curious pen.

Price: $40 Sold

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