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PARKER SNAKE #37 & #38

This blog is reprinted with permission by its author, Ramon Campos at parkersheaffer.com out of Spain.  Thank you Ramon. PARKER SNAKE #37 & #38 Preamble: The Mystique of the Snake. The snake has always held a mystique unlike any other. From ancient times snakes held people in awe, their sinuous movements, the colors, and the patterns of their skins dancing through the air, hypnotizing their beholders. The snake’s green eyes and stare at you, riveting …

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You Can Thank The Biro Brothers…

“Thank You” to Mark Young, Managing Editor for The South Florida Reporter, for his permission to reprint the following article.  Gary Lehrer www.gopens.com You Can Thank The Biro Brothers For Their June 1943 Patient #2390636 – The Ball Point Pen By SouthFloridaReporter.com – Jun 9, 2020 Grab your ballpoint pen and write this on your calendar. June 10th of each year, National Ballpoint Pen Day recognizes the useful writing utensil and commemorates the anniversary of …

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Pens, Pestilence and Penance…

The following is a reprint of a blog by Suvobrata Ganguly (Chawm) from Kolkata, India on www.inkedhappiness.com, kindly reproduced with his permission. Pens, Pestilence and Penance for the Pendulous and the Pensive in Painful Penitentiary! These are trying times. Just when we were beginning to think that mankind has triumphed over the two biggest adversaries that has challenged its existence since the dawn of civilization – war and pestilence, the world has been hit with …

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Catalog 92 (April 2020)

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Jack Klasey: Beckman Park Monument Mystery Solved

The following article is reprinted from the September 21, 2019 issue of the Kankakee Illinois County Daily Journal, with permission from the author, Jack Klasey.  The links throughout the article were added by me.  I hope you enjoy it.  Gary Jack Klasey: Beckman Park monument mystery solved For more than 50 years, people visiting Kankakee’s Beckman Park have been puzzled by a dome-shaped construction on a grassy area along the north side of Cobb Boulevard. …

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Sheaffer Pen Co. 1908 – 1939

Introducing: An Entrepreneur and a Pioneer The ability of a person to beat the odds, emerging triumphant, constitutes their character. Some would call it a “trait.” But not all people have in them the wherewithal to overcome adversity and chart their way to success. When this happens, success and admiration are justly earned.  And what’s more,  seldom do we come across a person who can pass on this trait to his or her heirs. Continue …

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NIBS: Which is the Best; Solid Gold, Stainless Steel or Alloy?

Is a Solid Gold Pen Nib Worth the Extra Cost or are or Modern Alloy Nibs Just as Good? For most people, including myself, the goal is an amazing writing experience rather than simply having a beautiful pen. I’m always excited about writing a new article for our blog because it gives me the opportunity to clarify misconceptions and address common issues that fountain pen users often confront when choosing the right pen. This article …

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OLD HOME

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Catalog 89 (Apr 2019) 10% Off Sale

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Matchbook – The Carter’s Ink Company

Carter’s History  – A Timeline  (Thanks mainly to Wikipedia) 1858: William Carter Company founded. Sold paper and repackaged other companies’ ink as his own. 1860: His brother, Edward Carter, joins the company, now called William Carter and Bro. ca. 1862: Ink manufacture began. Another brother, John H. Carter joins the company, now called William Carter and Bros. 1865: Cousin John W. Carter, joins the company, now called Carter Bros. & Company. 1868: Ink sales now …

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