Pens for Men

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 21, 2015
     Category: Stereotypes and Cliches | Television | Tools | Advertising | 1950s | Men

For starters, that $14 today would equate to around $114. But, then again, back then men (and some women like Mom) actually knew how to use a pen like that. Knew how to hold it, knew how to form a legible script, and even create whole sentences and paragraphs consisting of well over 140 characters. In short, they (we) weren't restricted to be a batch of tweeting twits.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/21/15 at 09:08 AM
Grandpa P. had a fountain pen of that type of construction, but it must have been lost as I haven't seen it in years. I remember it was made with a wood barrel, probably teak, with gold inlay and gold nib. Mom had a modern pen that used ink cartridges.
Posted by KDP on 07/21/15 at 12:19 PM
Egads KDP, I used an ink cartridge pen in school! I hated them. It made my atrocious cursive even more atrocier.
Posted by BMN on 07/21/15 at 02:07 PM
Owned one. I never felt more manly.
Posted by Rks1157 on 07/21/15 at 03:06 PM
I'm left-handed. I've never owned one for obvious reasons.
Posted by KDP on 07/21/15 at 04:00 PM
So they're saying that penis not for women?
edit: oops, forgot a space!
Posted by nurtchy on 07/21/15 at 04:07 PM
I was gonna say that it sounded pricey for that time at $10 for the pen and $14 for the set. I never wrote with a fountain pen but I remember a boy in my 5th grade class who had one. he was the only kid that did. Lead in was by Jimmy Durante btw.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/22/15 at 02:42 PM
The problem with fountain pens was that when they got too warm, they would 'fountain' all that ink right out into the man's pocket. They were the reason pocket protectors were invented. When Bic brought out the cheap throw-away ball point (in about 1959, for about 1/100th the price of a good fountain pen) with its thicker (i.e. less likely to leak) ink, the fountain pens disappeared faster than dinosaurs that smoke cigarettes.
Posted by tadchem on 07/22/15 at 02:48 PM
I used a fountain pen well into the 1980's, maybe even later. I used to favor the Parker 45 (
Posted by ges on 07/22/15 at 10:28 PM
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