1950's · 1960's · fountain pens · handwriting · nostalgia · Pens · Platigum Pens · school

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

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

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

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

The Ton Up Kids

The Esterbrook M2 Fountain Pen Review My Esterbrook fountain pen was made in England and was a very reluctant purchase in 1961. Initially the only impression it made was just how expensive it was for what looked remarkably like a Platignum pen but around three times the cost and it didn’t even have a gold… Continue reading The Ton Up Kids