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Who designed Parker's arrow clip?
Even in this computer age, pens have not lost their glamour. Possessing a hip pen -- be it fountain, roller or ballpoint is a dream that is cherished by children and adults alike. Take the Rediff Business Quiz and find out how much you know about Parker Pen, one of the finest writing instruments even today.

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1. George Parker, founder of Parker Pen was originally a:
a) Teacher
b) Mechanic
c) Doctor

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Wrong! The correct answer is teacher.
George Safford Parker began his career as a teacher of telegraphy. As a supplementary income, Parker sold pens for the John Holland Pens Company and his telegraphy students were his main customers. Parker, who had to repair the pens that malfunctioned, decided to invent his own version of the fountain pen. Thus, Parker Pen was born in 1888 in Janesville, Wisconsin, USA.
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George Safford Parker began his career as a teacher of telegraphy. As a supplementary income, Parker sold pens for the John Holland Pens Company and his telegraphy students were his main customers. Parker, who had to repair the pens that malfunctioned, decided to invent his own version of the fountain pen. Thus, Parker Pen was born in 1888 in Janesville, Wisconsin, USA.

2. Who designed Parker's arrow clip?
a) Aurelio Lampredi
b) Patrick J Frawley
c) Joseph Platt

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Wrong! The correct answer is Joseph Platt.
Artist Joseph Platt designed Parker's famous arrow clip in 1933. 
An aviation-trained engineer, Lampredi designed the 4.5 liter V-12 atmospheric engine for Ferrari's Formula 1. Patrick J Frawley Jr. revolutionised the writing instrument industry with the development of a highly effective ballpoint pen – PaperMate
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Artist Joseph Platt designed Parker's famous arrow clip in 1933. 
An aviation-trained engineer, Lampredi designed the 4.5 liter V-12 atmospheric engine for Ferrari's Formula 1. Patrick J Frawley Jr. revolutionised the writing instrument industry with the development of a highly effective ballpoint pen – PaperMate

3. Who is Parker's brand ambassador in India?
a) Shekhar Suman
b) Shah Rukh Khan
c) Amitabh Bachchan

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Wrong! The correct answer is Amitabh Bachchan.
In 2001, Parker signed Bachchan as its brand ambassador for Rs 5 crore. Big B endorses the brand through corporate and product campaigns on television, print and outdoor medium. Luxor Writing Instruments markets the Parker brand in India.
Luxor had used television star Shekhar Suman for its Pilot and Paper Mate brands.
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In 2001, Parker signed Bachchan as its brand ambassador for Rs 5 crore. Big B endorses the brand through corporate and product campaigns on television, print and outdoor medium. Luxor Writing Instruments markets the Parker brand in India.
Luxor had used television star Shekhar Suman for its Pilot and Paper Mate brands.

4. Which two pens did Parker launch to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee?
a) Duofold and Sonnet
b) Parker 50 and Touche
c) Pearl and Lucky Curve

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Wrong! The correct answer is Duofold and Sonnet .
In 2002, to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, Parker launched two pens -- a fabulous 23K gold-plated Duofold and a specially designed Sonnet. Duofold was first launched in 1921.
The Duofold was engraved with an extract from the Proclamation of Accession. Sonnet, finished in a royal purple with a 23K gold-plated cap was also engraved with a commemorative text.
In 1900, Parker launched The Gold Filigree Lucky Curve Pens. Pearl was available in a first-of-its-kind durable plastic called Permanite. Touche, launched in 1966 is a roller ball pen.
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In 2002, to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, Parker launched two pens -- a fabulous 23K gold-plated Duofold and a specially designed Sonnet. Duofold was first launched in 1921.
The Duofold was engraved with an extract from the Proclamation of Accession. Sonnet, finished in a royal purple with a 23K gold-plated cap was also engraved with a commemorative text.
In 1900, Parker launched The Gold Filigree Lucky Curve Pens. Pearl was available in a first-of-its-kind durable plastic called Permanite. Touche, launched in 1966 is a roller ball pen.

5. Which Parker pen is nicknamed 'Big Red'?
a) Touche
b) Duofold
c) Trench

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Wrong! The correct answer is Duofold
In 1921, Parker launched Duofold fountain pens, touted as most fashionable writing instruments on the market. The Duofold, nicknamed "Big Red," embodied the feel of the roaring twenties - big, bold and very jazzy. At $7.00, Duofold was the most expensive pen at that time.
Parker launched the Trench pen during the First World War.
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In 1921, Parker launched Duofold fountain pens, touted as most fashionable writing instruments on the market. The Duofold, nicknamed "Big Red," embodied the feel of the roaring twenties - big, bold and very jazzy. At $7.00, Duofold was the most expensive pen at that time.
Parker launched the Trench pen during the First World War.

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