Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Re: The death of just about everything...
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 20:10:10 -0700
References: <>; from on Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 10:13:40AM -0700 <> <> <>

>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.

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