National Geographic : 1935 Oct
ACOLLEGE PROFESSOR DISCOVERED That Often It Isn't Their Brains, but their Pens that Ran Dry -Cause Failure-in Classes and Exams So he invented this sacless Vacumatic, and Parker engineered it to perfection -gave it 102% more Ink Capacity-made its Ink Level VISIBLE, so it suddenly can't go empty! A lovely, utterly new Style-rings of luminous Pearl laminated with transparent "Jet"- wholly exclusive because design patented YES, a scientist at the University of Wisconsin was amazed to find how pens that suddenly run out of ink slow down classes, de moralize thinking, and bring marks that no student wants to write home about. This led to the birth of the revo lutionary Parker Vacumatic-the miracle pen that writes 12,000 words from a single filling-shows when it's running low-tells when to refill! As in college, so in busi ness, too-if you can't see how much ink is in your pen, how can you tell that it won't fail you just at the wrong time! Parker . ACUMATIC i GUARANTEED MECHANICALLYPERFECT Junior,$5 " Pencils,$2.50, Over-Size,$10 $3.50 and $5 Don't expose yourself to such calamities. Go to any good store selling pens, and hold this shim mering laminated Pearl and Jet Beauty to the light-see how the "Jet" rings become transparent mysterious windows, that show the column of ink within. No Charge for this New PLASKON UTILITY CASE (for Cigarettes or Boudoir Trifles) Because it eliminates 14 old-time parts, including the lever filler and rubber ink sac found in sac-type pens, the Parker Vacumatic holds 102% more ink than old style, without increasein size. But don't think that sacless pens containing squirt-gun pumps are like Parker s patented sacless Vacumatic. This new creation con tains none of these. That's why it's GUARANTEED MECHANICALLY PERFECT! Its Reversible Point-solid Gold combined with precious Platinum -is skilfully fashioned to write on both sides-slightly turned up at the tip so it cannot scratch or drag, even underpressure! Go and try it. The Parker Pen Company, Janesville, Wisconsin. NOTE: A remarkable Parker discovery now gives the world an ink-called Parker Quink--that cleanses a pen as it writes-a Parker Pen or any other. Ask for Quink instead of ink, and your pen will work like a charm. with the purchase of the Parker Laminated Vacumatic Pen and Pencil Set. A gift Case of exquisite charm and lasting utility. Choice of Brown or Black with Ivory Lid.