Posted by Dirck on 17 April, 2015
Another interesting little look at the past today; a film to help Sheaffer’s pen salesmen cope with the problems they’re facing in 1943. If you’re not particularly interested in the war materiel excuse for having almost not pens to sell, skip about ten minutes in. The whole thing supports something I mentioned some time ago about the reason decent fountain pens are (relatively) expensive. You may find yourself, at the end of it, anxious to get your hands on a Sheaffer …for some reason.
And remember– in an airplane, a pen should always be opened in an upright position. Words to live by.
PS– I wonder what the trademark owners of today’s ink would think of the policies Sheaffer pursued regarding their franchisees? Mad liberal frivolity, no doubt.