Parker 45 - Pens for Salelivepages::jquery();?>
The Parker 45 was introduced in 1960 and became one of the most popular pens ever with production estimated at 80 million units over its 28 year lifespan. The 45 was, in fact, based on an Eversharp design and was adapted by Parker to utilise a number of standard Parker components. Eversharp (bought by Parker in 1957) marketed a very similar pen, the Challenger, from 1962.
There were very few variations in design over the lifetime of the pen but there are hundreds of different finishes as well as special editions - this helps to keep collectors on their toes!
Scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of the Parker 45 Nib Codes.