Parker Pen

The aim of the Parker Pen pavilion was to launch a million international friendships by offering visitors the names of pen friends from other nations. Visitors were supplied with a form to fill out there name, address and interests. A computer matched the information with the data on participants abroad. Within seconds a match was made. With 90 writing desks and a supply of pens, postcards and stationary, guests could immediately send a letter or card.

There was also an exhibit in the pavilion that traced the 75 year history of Parker handwriting implements. Another displayed photographs of the signing of historic documents among them the German and Japanese surrender at the end of World War II.

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