National Geographic : 1970 Jun
It's the Parker International Classic Ball Pen. In 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, as much as five times longer than ordinary ballpoints. That ounce includes a ball $12 an ounce. 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 a highly personal choice of four distinctive point styles: extra-fine, fine, medium or broad. And that ounce is guaranteed to perform flawlessly for a lifetime (with normal refill replacement, of course) or Parker will repair or replace it-free. Twelve dollars is a lot to pay for just an ounce. Unless it's an ounce of perfection. PARKER INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC BALL PEN The sterling silver International Classic Ball Pen. A memorable gift for personal or business friends. With matching Cartridge Pencil, $24. Other Parker pens to own or give, from the $1.98 hotter Ball Pen to the $150 Presidential Fountain Pen.