Wonderful history. Great story of a great pen line. Would love to have some of these. Esp sic the 2 tones if they were to work with the deluxe powerpoint refills! Yow!!
Yes, Paper Mate made fountain pens, but they are not common, and the brand is synonymous with primarily Ballpoint Pens. I decided to try and piece together some sort of Chronology of their first several years of ball points, only because I could not find a comprehensive one in print or on the Web. That is not to say one does not exist, as I am sure that there are serious Paper Mate collectors out there, but I could not locate a thorough summary.
I have run across several Paper Mate ballpoint pens over the years in my hunts for Fountain Pens, and I recently pulled them together, cleaned them and began to try and organize them by names and dates. Not as easy a task as I had thought, and I discovered a few holes in my assorted pens.
I started with a web search and a purchase of…
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