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Parker fountain pen patentIn 1899, George Safford Parker was issued a U.S. patent on the first fountain pen he developed after experimenting to produce a more reliable design than those previously available from other manufacturers. Two years later in Feb 1892, the Parker Pen Company was incorporated, funded with $1,000 from his partner, William Palmer, an insurance broker. Parker continued making improvements, and filed several more patents. Then, patented on 4 Dec1894, the Lucky Curve design became the foundation for the Parker Pen Company's first significant success because of its improved ink feed that avoided spillage in the cap while being carried.
After my husband and I had a huge argument, we ended up not talking to each other for days.
Finally, on the third day, he asked where one of his shirts was.
"Oh," I said, "So now you're speaking to me."
He looked confused,
"What are you talking about?"
"Haven't you noticed I haven't spoken to you for three days?" I challenged.
"No," he said, "I just thought we were getting along."