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Platignum Petite Fountain Pens 1950/60s

Clearly a couple of pens for the ladies. There were a number of different pens from Platignum using the Petite name. The top pen in the photograph is the 1960’s model although they were still around long after that. The pen at the bottom I have dated as 1950’s but they were still around in… Continue reading Platignum Petite Fountain Pens 1950/60s

1950's · 1960's · nostalgia · school · Typewriters · Uncategorized

Typewriter Tabulators

Tabulations, Tears and Tantrums. Surprisingly, typewriters have made something of a comeback and quite a lot are sold every day on Auction sites like Ebay and such. Office typewriters always had tabulators but many portable machines do not. If you are looking to buy a typewriter do you really need a Tabulator at all then?… Continue reading Typewriter Tabulators

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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 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

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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