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Pen Trivia

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Pens have been used as props in motion pictures for years.Director Stanley Kubrick was indeed ahead of his time, and no film shows that more than 1968’s “2001”. The effects for the time are rather remarkable. The film opens up with a simple pen floating in zero gravity. Today, you would be able to computerize it in. But in 1968 it was an impressive scene.In the 1998 movie "Enemy of the State" with Will Smith and Gene Hackman there was a scene where Smith's character takes apart his Parker 51 looking for a tracking device.The character Veronica, played by Winona...

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Ink Trivia

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You have more choices than you think. Blue writing ink is the most popular color used for pens. To simply say you want to use blue ink does not narrow it down as to your choice. As with many colors, blue ink is available in many shades such as Sapphire, Regency, Blue Velvet, Royal, Midnight, Imperial, Cobalt, Cerulean, Electric, Blue Suede and Mediterranean. Pen Boutique also carries many brands that offer blue including Waterman, Parker, Noodler’s Ink, Pilot-Namiki, Cross, Lamy, Diamine, Faber-Castell, Sheaffer, Montblanc and Sailor.Question: What color helps you to remember?Answer: You are more likely to remember something if...

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Lamy Wild Rubin (ruby) Studio Pens

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Lamy Wild Rubin Studio Pens The Lamy Wild Rubin (ruby) Studio pens have finally arrived! The pictures I first saw of the Wild Rubin reminded me of the Lamy Royal Red color. Boy, was I wrong. The true color of the Wild Rubin does not come through in the pictures. The Ruby color is shimmery and bright, not a matte color at all.The Wild Rubin has a stainless steel barrel and polished chrome accents. It has the iconic propeller clip. The fountain pen and rollerball are the same style as previous colors, but the ballpoint is now tapered and has...

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History of Demonstrator Pens: Featuring Pelikan Special Edition M805

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Demonstrator pens, also known as skeleton pens, were originally furnished by manufacturers to dealers, so that the features of their products could be shown to potential buyers. Sales reps from the classic era would not have called on a customer without a couple of these demonstrators in his sample case; they would use them to show dealers the latest tricks for keeping ink inside a pen. Today, many collectors seek out these rare old demonstrators.The first demonstrators had openings cut in their barrels, and usually, their caps. These would typically allow direct viewing of the filling mechanism and the section-inner...

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Pen Trivia - Left Handed Writers and Nibs

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Bias against left-handed people is discrimination, conscious or not, against people who are left-handed dominant. Approximately 10% of the world's population is left-handed. Yet many common tools are designed solely for use by right-handed people, making them difficult, painful, or unsafe for left-handed people to use. These range from simple objects such as scissors to dangerous machinery such as power saws. Even in relatively "modern" societies, left-handed people historically have been—and in some places still are—forced from childhood to use their right hands for tasks which they would naturally perform with the left, such as eating and writing.Left-handed people who...

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