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February and March Ink Notes

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

If the fountain pen folks are following this, they might be curious about the inks used.  And I might care later.


Pen Arrival!

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

I failed my saving throw against shiny things, and picked up a vintage pen.  Teri at Peyton Street Pens is very nice and helpful, and I appreciated all her replies to my vague questions.  Her sale on older Shaeffers got me looking, and I picked up a pen.

I actually picked up two.  I bought a Shaeffer Statesman Snorkel, and the Parker Vector.  The Statesman is a vintage pen, from the 1950’s, with a neat and tidy filling mechanism.  The Vector is the pen I used in junior high, and to have one again was nostalgia, and a case of, “Did this work the way I thought it did?” (more…)