In the second quarter of 1938 this system was however changed to save production time, and a new date code, using a system of dots, was adopted.
Hence a "47" marking on a 1930's pen indicate that the pen was produced in the fourth quarter of 1937, not 1947, which is a common misconception.
The quarter marker changed in 1988 from E, C, L, I to III, II, I or none (last quarter) according to the below table.
In 2000 the code again underwent a small change when the quarter switched sides with the year and there was a dot between them "Q.
For very heavy lines on the down stroke and medium lines on the side stroke 14k 73 74 Fine Oblique Italic right hand 18k 75 Medium Right Oblique 14k 75 Medium Oblique Italic right hand 18k 76 Broad Oblique Italic right hand 18k 77 Fine Oblique Italic left hand 18k 78 Medium Oblique Italic left hand 18k 79 Broad Oblique Italic left hand 18k 79 Medium Left Oblique-For those who slant the pen when they write.
Designed for people who hold the pen with very little slant 14k 71 72 Extra Broad Stub-Parkers widest stub point.
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