They are indeed beautiful pens. I own two, including a Decapod similar to the one in the photo below. How a Japanese Pen Maker Anticipated the Writing-Tool Renaissance In the face of the existential threat of email, Nakaya, based in Tokyo, doubled down on quality. Here’s a fact you have to write down to believe: … Continue reading Nakaya’s Timing was Right
In Carroll County, Maryland. In 1931. I wonder what brand of fountain pen it was. The evolution of back-to-school shopping ...In the 1910s and 1920s there were sporadic descriptions of children going “back to school” but the end of August was not truly labeled as such until the 1930s, when stores began advertising “Back to … Continue reading Fountain Pen for a Nickle?
Treehugger.com says it themselves! (Of course the fountain pen they recommend doesn't write the best on the recycled paper they also recommend.) Who says you have to hit the mall? Here are some greener and cheaper alternatives. 5. Buy green. If you must go shopping for new items, choose paper made from 100 percent recycled … Continue reading Fountain Pens are Treehugger Friendly
I like the Dupont pens I own. Lately I've been carrying a simple (not limited edition) silver cartridge filler with an incredibly smooth nib, and a cap that tells me how well machined it is every time I replace it on the pen. S. T. Dupont Celebrates 145 Years With New Luxury Collections S. T. … Continue reading S. T. Dupont 145 Anniversary Collection
I didn't know Jack but he sounds like, as our friend Terry says, quite a character. I picked out what I thought were some of the more interesting and relevant (to me at least) lines in the article. Pen store’s quirky owner remembered Jack Price, the longtime owner of Vintage Fountain Pen Sales & Repair, … Continue reading Columbus Ohio Pen Store Owner Passes
In the early 1970s my Dad was looking for a new station wagon since Oldsmobile ruined the design of the Vista Cruisers he had been driving for years. At the NY Auto Show (held then in the New York Coliseum) my junior high buddy and I saw a guy who made custom Cadillac station wagons. … Continue reading Used Porsche and a Fountain Pen
Those two pens are worth more than most decent collections! GM suspends exec charged in FCA-UAW scandal General Motors Co. has suspended a top labor executive charged in a $4.5 million-plus corruption scandal tied to his tenure at rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, sources told The Detroit News on Tuesday. Alphons Iacobelli was suspended within … Continue reading Montblancs and Money Laundering