Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 19

Today's "show & tell" item is a modern fountain pen desk set made by the Platinum pen company of Japan, purchased by Stuart since our last pen club meeting:

(all photos courtesy of Stuart ~ please click on images to enlarge)

In his words: "Here are my pics of the Platinum set, I’m very happy with it. I love the square pen-socket, very cool and elegant. "

Stuart continues: "The nib is good, a Japanese Medium so leaning to the Fine side. The pen is comfortable and not too light. I forgot to get a converter with it, so I’m using the black cartridge that it came with - ho-hum but adequate for now."

This marble desk set was also made in green marble. Both the green and white marble were used in the production of single- and double-desk sets. These marble sets are not to be confused with the much-lighter Platinum single- and double-desk sets made of ABS plastic.

Our thanks to Stuart for contributing to our virtual "show & tell". Not many writing instrument companies are still making fountain pen desk sets, so it's good to know that they're still out there.

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