The Parker 75 was introduced towards the end of 1964 and remained in production, first in the USA , later in France, for over thirty years. Best known in its original incarnation in the sterling silver crosshatch or grid pattern (shown above), the 75 also came in a vast range of other patterns and materials and was the basis for Parker's first limited editions.
Section with metal threads replaced by all-plastic section, by late 1965
French production begins, 1968
"0" center mark removed from metal section-end nib angle indicator, c. 1971
Flat ends replaced by dished ends, c. 1971
Clip shortened, feathers of arrow lengthened, c. 1972-73
Plain cap rim area widened, imprint moved from front to back, c. 1974
Wide finned-tail feed replaces original thin-tailed feed, 1991
The Parker 75 is one of the most widely collected of modern fountain pens (the matching ballpoints, rollerballs, and pencils are also collected), and the variety of models available has made the 75 an area of specialization all its own. For more information, click here to visit a site devoted entirely to this one pen.