he Striated pearl pens had chrome trim, the other models sported gold trim. The pens had three cap bands and rounded black ends. The plastic used was very distinct and can also be found in Valentines, Duofolds, and Canadian made Websters, the latter made by Parker for the department store Sears. The Televisor was imprinted "Made in Canada. Parker Televisor. Reg TMS", but items also exist imprinted in French: "Fabrique en Etat Unis, Parker Televisor, REG TM".
The Televisor featured a gold nib imprinted Parker Fountain Pen 14K Canada. As with other Canadian models they can often be found with flexible nibs.
At this time a visible ink-view was a fad and the pen was fitted with a transparent window between the section threads and the body, hence the name Televisor. The name was well chosen, since the Television was an innovation that was rippling through the world. In 1934 the TV-pioneer and inventor of the video camera tube, Philo Farnsworth, had given the world's first public demonstration of a complete all-electronic television system in Philadelphia. And in 1935 France started their first regular transmissions from the Eiffel Tower, also Germany began their regular TV service this year.
ince the Televisor was a button filler with a sac it didn't need a breather tube in the manner the Vacumatic did. But the Vacumatic was so popular that Parker in 1937 redesigned the Televisor "visiometer" which was now situated between the section and the threads. Parker even put a fake breathing tube (in fact a solid rod) inside the Visiometer to give the impression that the Televisor was also a Vacumatic-filler. The same faux design was fitted to the 1937 Challenger, the 1938 Parkette and Duo-tone and the 1939 Writefine.
In 1938, following the 1937 Challenger design, the Televisor series was redesigned with a new tapered clip with the imprint "Parker" and a plain broad band. The previous rounded ends were now flatter with a mid point. The striated finished were discontinued. The Televisor MKII now also adopted the marble plastics of the Challengers.
Silver Pearl Marble
Both Standard and Slender sizes were offered.