May 2014 archive

Signs and other obscure traces

Recent additions, in order of the effort involved: I finally got out of my head that basing an ink review on a cartridge version of an ink was wrong, with the result that I now have a page under the ink profiles for Platinum containing a whole two inks.  There has also been another addition to …

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Jack Knife

Maker: Parker. The Jack Knife Safety Pen was a fore-runner of sorts of the Duofold.  I say \”of sorts\”, because the name doesn\’t so much describe a model as a feature.  Like many other makers in the early days of fountain pens, Parker used model numbers to describe their pens, and it seems that Parker\’s …

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P1

Maker: Pelikan. Pelikan passed through most of the 1950s without falling to the temptation to produce a hooded pen.  When they did, they created something that was very different from their previous output, and in some ways rather an oddity among pens in general.  One suspects that the naming of the pen, P1, is a …

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Signum

Maker: Pelikan. This appears to be an effort by Pelikan to join the trend in the 1970s towards slender flat-ended pens (Parker had gotten an early start in 1963, Sheaffer had really gripped the concept in \’76, and Waterman made little else throughout the decade).  While the current line of pens the company was producing had …

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