Friday, September 24, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 260

Today we're shining a spotlight on one of Stuart's recent acquisitions - the fountain pen counterpart of an iconic Swiss-made ballpoint that was introduced in 1969 (surprisingly, the fountain pen didn't hit the market until 2017!)...

Here is manufacturer Caran d' Ache's description of their '849' fountain pen:

"There is a new addition to the famous assortment of sleek 849 ballpoint pens – the 849 Fountain Pen boasting a bright style. With its more rounded lines, the 849 Fountain Pen reveals a unique personality and comfort. The eye-catching, energising colours draw attention to the light yet robust aluminium body of the 849 Fountain Pen.

Four fluo colours – purple, green, yellow and orange - give the graphic lines an extra spark. The matt navy blue and black enhances the contemporary design and industrial aesthetics of these writing instruments. The varnished white brings an element of balance to this refreshing whirlwind of fun. While maintaining a 100% Swiss Made quality, the 849 Fountain Pen underlines the bold, creative spirit of Caran d’Ache
." (source)

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

Stuart: "Here’s a couple of shots of the Caran d’Ache 849 FP. The colour just pops! It’s a nice smooth writer, especially with the Broad point." Like its ballpoint namesake, the '849' fountain pen is hexagonal in shape, and although it's a fairly narrow fountain pen, Stuart remarked that it was "comfortable to write with".

Stuart: "The second pic (above) includes the 849 Claim Your Style ballpoint, also showing the company’s propensity for eye-popping colour schemes."

Love those bright colours! Our thanks to Stuart for sharing his new '849' fountain pen with us :)

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