Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/20[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
>2001-04-20-13:13:40 Mark Rabiner: >> I have tremendous nostalgia for Shafer fountain pens like we used and >>sold in >> the school store when i was IN 7th and 8th grade in the mid 60's. > >Oh yeah, me too -- although my memories are from the mid 70s. >Steel-nibbed, sold in a plastic bubble on cardboard, different plastic >barrel/shaft/whatever-you-call-it colors. Some were kind of scratchy >to write with, but once you found a good one, it wrote smooothly and >stayed that way. All for a dollar-something. > >I retained such a good feeling from those that when it came time for >me to buy a fancy-pants gold-nibbed fountain pen, I got a Sheaffer. >Well, old goodwill and that Sheaffer made an elegantly slim pen, while >things like Mont Blancs felt like holding a banana. Still have it, >still use it, still like it.