Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Now- Old Fountain Pens!
From: ksherman <>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 10:50:24 -0500
References: <> <> <> <> <v04011709b706aa912d51@[]>

the fountain pen that goes with me everyday is the 90s reissue 
(discontinued now, i'm afraid) of the Sheaffer Crest.
mine is all black, with great "heft" (though a nice, slim barrel) and that 
wonderful wrap-around nib.
i own several fountain pins, but this one is by far my favorite, and the 
only one i use consistently.


At 11:05 AM 4/21/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Reading about the old clear plastic barrel Shaeffer pens reminds me that I
>used to use them too, and loved them- we used to 'gross-out' the girls by
>putting a live fly in the empty space at the end, and when they asked to
>porrow a pen, watch the horrified look on their faces!! This was all before
>political correctness, of course!! Back in the good ole "Tuck, Duck and
>Cover" days of yore!
>You can still find them at some stores, but the $1 days are gone, however!
>I still have a beat up old black paint Sheaffer Targa with a fine point that
>goes everywhere with me, to this day- almost the Leica M4 of fountain pens,
>to me, at least!
>Dan ( Older than dirt) Post
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Guy Bennett" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 11:10 PM
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Re: The death of just about everything...
> > >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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