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

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