Wednesday, June 10, 2020

National Ballpoint Day 2020!

Although our pen club is primarily a fountain pen club, over the years we've had meeting topics/themes that featured or included ballpoints (both modern and vintage).

In honour of National Ballpoint Day today (June 10th), I snapped a quick photo of the three ballpoints I'm currently using. Interestingly, all three have different trim - the pearl & black Parker 'Duofold' has gold-plated trim, the white Cross 'Calais' has rose gold-plated trim, and the red Caran d'Ache '849' has chrome trim.

The Caran d'Ache '849' is an iconic ballpoint, instantly recognizable by its hexagonal shape. Made in Switzerland, this pocket-sized all-metal ballpoint was first produced in 1969 and is available in a wide variety of colours and designs for every taste. Worried about finding reasonably-priced refills for your '849'? No worries--it also takes the widely-available (and more economical) Parker ballpoint/gel refills found in office supply stores everywhere :)

~photo & post by Maja

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