1970's · nostalgia · Typewriters · Typing

Erika 105 Typewriter Review

Above left 1977 model and right 1988. The only difference is in the carriage mouldings Erika typewriters always had a good reputation for producing excellent typewriters at the higher end of the market. Reviews of the earlier machines like the models 10, 11 and 12 that I have seen have always referred to them in… Continue reading Erika 105 Typewriter Review

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 as  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

1960's · 1970's · fountain pens · handwriting · nostalgia · Platigum Pens · school

Platignum Cadet Fountain Pen Review

It is often difficult to date the manufacture of a pen. This pen is most probably 1970’s  or later, though it could be as early as late 1960’s and is one of a long line of Platignum models produced under the Cadet name. Platignum had a reputation of producing good budget range pens often aimed,… Continue reading Platignum Cadet Fountain Pen Review