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American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Richard P. Goodbody, Inc.
Designer: Marlin S. Baker, American, 1906–1982
Designer: Kenneth S. Parker, American, 1895–1979
Manufacturer: The Parker Pen Company, American, founded 1888

“Parker 51” fountain pen


Sterling silver, Lucite, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, rubber, 14-karat gold, osmiridium

1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (1.3 × 14 cm)
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959
Manufactured in Janesville, Wisconsin
20th century
Tools and Equipment

John C. Waddell, New York, 1999–2010; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 338, no. 236.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.