Parker Company is the oldest manufacturer of lawn sweepers and debris-handling equipment in the world. The story of Parker reveals an interesting heritage. In 1878 William Parker a pattern maker, left England for America and moved to Springfield, Ohio which at the time was a hub for agricultural equipment manufacturing. He established a pattern-making shop in 1884 called the W.T. Parker Manufacturing Co. In 1915 he renamed it Parker Pattern Works Co. and created a machine that gave birth to the lawn sweeping industry. The Parker brand of chore products was purchased in 2009 by Ariens Company, a family owned business located in Brillion, WI. Since then, the brand has been discontinued. However, product support including manuals, parts, and service information may be accessed through the links located on this page or by contacting the Ariens Company.