George Safford Parker
American businessman
George Safford Parker
George Safford Parker was an American inventor and industrialist. Parker was a telegraphy instructor in Janesville, Wisconsin and had a sideline repairing and selling fountain pens. Dismayed by the unreliability of the pens, he experimented with ways to prevent ink leaks. In 1888, Parker founded the Parker Pen Company. The next year he received his first fountain pen patent.
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Man from Bristolville stages historical events - Warren Tribune Chronicle
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11 terrorist attacks, Bristolville resident George Parker found himself standing at the site of one of America's most heroic and tragic events. On Sept. 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 was hijacked by terrorists and during an attempt to regain
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Cameron gives bank reform cautious approval - Financial Times
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The future shape of Britain's big banks was effectively sealed in Downing Street on Wednesday, when David Cameron finally approved a strategy to build an internal firewall between banks' retail operations and the
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Osborne urged to drop 50p tax rate - Financial Times
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George Osborne should drop the 50p top rate of income tax “at the earliest opportunity” to boost growth, according to 20 high-profile economists. The signatories include many figures not usually associated with
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PM urged to show Clegg he is 'the boss' - Financial Times
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David Cameron is coming under increasing pressure from Tory backbenchers to show Nick Clegg that he is “the boss”, reflecting their fears that the prime minister is yielding to Liberal Democrat pressure on issues
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City 'needs women' to fight macho culture - Financial Times
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The City's overtly macho culture is a breeding ground for the sort of unrestrained male aggression and risk-taking that helped to bring about the financial crisis, and it needs to be countered by hiring more women
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Osborne weighs in on planning row - Financial Times
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George Osborne has vowed to defeat the gathering alliance of conservationists and Tory traditionalists in the growing row over planning reform, saying: “No one should underestimate our determination to win this battle
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UK banks braced for lending showdown - Financial Times
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Britain's biggest banks are braced for another showdown over contentious business lending targets next week when first-half results are expected to show a mixed record of success. While Lloyds Banking Group is set to
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Labour outraged by maternity leave plan - Financial Times
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Steve Hilton, David Cameron's strategy director, has been accused by Labour of planning a “shocking onslaught on women and young families” after the Financial Times revealed he wanted to scrap maternity leave as a way
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London mayor flies flag for Tory right - Financial Times
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With just a couple of unscripted sentences, Boris Johnson has again put himself apparently at odds with his party's leadership. No longer labelled gaffe prone, the London mayor and the highest-profile Conservative
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Meagre growth puts pressure on Osborne - Financial Times
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George Osborne is facing mounting pressure to accelerate tax cuts and step up supply-side reforms, after new data showed the British economy barely grew in the second quarter of 2011
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Lansley letter highlights pension tensions - Financial Times
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Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, has criticised parts of the government's public sector pension reforms, warning they fall short of the coalition's “commitment to maintain gold standard pensions”
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Cable appeals for new dose of easing - Financial Times
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The business secretary's highly unusual venture into monetary policy caused surprise at the Treasury and will irritate the Bank, which fiercely guards its independence. But the minister said in an
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Miliband has energy groups in his sights - Financial Times
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Ed Miliband has promised to take on the dominance of Britain's “big six” energy suppliers, in what the Labour leader claims would be the biggest shake up the power market since privatisation in the 1990s
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Osborne urges eurozone to 'get a grip' - Financial Times
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George Osborne has urged eurozone leaders to “get a grip” on the sovereign debt crisis at their summit today, warning that failure to do so could unleash an economic crisis as serious as the recession that
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Steering clear of the 'Greek mangle' - Financial Times
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It is the end of term – but holiday mood is in short supply at the Treasury. “I'm very worried,” says George Osborne. “This building is very worried and this government is very worried.” For the chancellor, continental
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