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Platignum Bijou Fountain Pen

One for the ladies perhaps, this Platignum Bijou from the 1950’s. More of a mid range priced pen in the Platignum range. It is often difficult to state the age of a fountain pen and I have seen these advertised as being from the 1940’s which I rather doubt unless it was the very late… Continue reading Platignum Bijou Fountain Pen

1950's · 1960's · 1970's · fountain pens · nostalgia · Pens · Pitmans Shorthand · Platigum Pens · school · shorthand

Shorthand Pens

Thoughts on pens for shorthand, vintage, new and alternatives. Esterbrook fountain pen, made in the UK and fitted with Pitman’s Shorthand Nib 9128. Back in the day asĀ  my daughter would say you could pop into just about any stationery shop and buy a suitable shorthand pen. Up to the 1970’s shorthand and typing was… Continue reading Shorthand Pens

1950's · 1960's · fountain pens · handwriting · nostalgia · Pens · Pitmans Shorthand · school · shorthand

Platignum Silverline Fountain Pen

A review of the 1960’s Silverline Fountain pen Platignum produced economical pens at the lower end of the fountain pen market in the United Kingdom from their factory in England. The factory closed in 1989 and although the name Platignum started to be used again in 2001 these pens have nothing in common with the… Continue reading Platignum Silverline Fountain Pen

1950's · 1960's · handwriting · nostalgia · Pens · Pitmans Shorthand · school · shorthand · Typewriters

Blot on the landscape

At school we were given dip in ink pens which inevitably ended up with ink going everywhere. This made us very popular when we got home with ink stained shirts and blazers. The answer was, of course to get a fountain pen but a half decent one cost real money. I read recently read that… Continue reading Blot on the landscape