National Geographic : 1971 Jul
The gift that costs $12 an ounce It's the Parker 75 Classic Ball Pen. In solid sterling silver. Yet so slim and so carefully made it weighs just an ounce. But what an ounce! It includes an ink supply that lasts and lasts and lasts. It will write better months longer-three times longer than the ordinary ballpoint. That ounce includes a ball tip that writes cleanly from the start, and puts down a crisp track at less than four ounces of pressure. That ounce can be had with five distinctive point styles: broad, medium, fine, extra-fine and even extra-extra-fine. This feature makes the 75 Classic an especially thoughtful gift; the pen can be custom-fit to match the recipient's own personal writing style. And that ounce is guaranteed against defects in material or workmanship for the owner's lifetime or Parker will repair or replace it-free. Twelve dollars is a lot to pay for a gift that weighs just an ounce. Unless it's an ounce of perfection. The Parker 75 Classic Ball Pen. 4 PARKER Maker of the world's most wanted pens The sterling silver Parker 75 Classic Ball Pen is $12. With matching Cartridge Pencil, $24. A memorable gift for personal or business friends. Other fine Parker pens to own or give, from the $1.98 Jotter Ball Pen to the $150 Parker 75 Presidential Pen.