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World’s Smallest Pen Museum Opens

February 9, 2019 Leave a comment
The World's smallest pen museum.

World’s Smallest Pen Museum

After years in the planning and with the help of EU funding, philanthropy and private donations, the world’s smallest pen museum has now opened its doors to the public. The museum curator has gathered exhibits to illustrate a potted history of the fountain pen from c. 1880s – 1980s. Early examples of the ball pen are included as they brought about the demise of the fountain pen at the time. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Parker Pen Museum Opens in London

February 19, 2015 1 comment
History of Parker pens. The story so far.

History of Parker Pens. The Story So Far.

Parker pen museum.

Parker Pen Museum

Parker Museum invite.

Parker Museum Invite

On Friday the 23rd of January Penbox were delighted to attended the official opening of the all new private Parker Pen Museum at Colet Court, Hammersmith Road, London.  Officially opened by Geoffrey Parker, the great grandson of George Parker, the museum illustrates, “The Parker story so far.”  We also understand that a Parker archive will be housed at the same location and that material previously stored at Newhaven has now been archived at the new London museum.

Geoffrey Parker, who plays an important role in conserving the family’s appetite for innovation and craftsmanship, said, “The opening of the Parker Museum marks a very proud moment for me.  The moments and stories illustrated in the museum really showcase the brand’s great accomplishments and reflect Parker’s strong heritage and values.  My family have been collecting artefacts since the business launched in 1888, and so it is a real joy to share so many so them today, alongside the brand’s archives.”

The new Parker pen museum and brand archive illustrates that Parker are committed to preserving their collections and artefacts for future generations.  On display are key pens, artefacts and collections, that illustrate how the Parker brand has continued to shape the history of fine writing.  Visiting is by arrangement only.