Thursday, March 26, 2020

London Town

Nestled among its ballpoint cousins lies my brand-new Parker 'Jotter' fountain pen in "Royal Blue", a very recent purchase from my local Staples. The rest of the 'Jotters' are all (with one exception) ballpoints named for or inspired by famous places in London...
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Left to Right: a Parker 'Jotter-London Architecture' (Sky Blue) "Modern" ballpoint  (whose etched barrel was inspired by London's skyscraper "The Shard", the tallest building in the U.K), a 'Jotter Premium' "West End" (London's famous theatre district) with gold trim model, a Parker 'Jotter' in "Bond Street Black" (named after the London street known for luxury shopping) with chrome trim, a 2004 Parker 'Jotter Premier Edition' in "Saffron Yellow" with sterling silver cap and filigree overlay that I blogged about here, a 'Jotter' fountain pen in "Royal Blue", a 'Jotter' in "Chelsea Orange" (named for a trendy area of South West London) and a 'Jotter' in "Waterloo Blue" (named after a district in Central London).

The Parker 'Jotter' ballpoint came out in 1954. Since then, over 750 million Jotters have been produced, first in Janesville, Wisconsin and then (since 1999) in Newhaven, England. This affordable icon is one that, in my humble opinion, every writing instrument lover should have in their collection :)

(photo & blog post by Maja)

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