I am always on the look out for these pens in need of restoration. Previously, I have written about restorations of two of these pens ~
Moore Fingertip – dated September 6, 2012, and
Moore Fingertip – Generation 2 – dated January 25, 2013
These posts discussed the restoration of two pens, produced in the 1946-1950 time period by Moore. My terminology of First and Second Generation was my own, and not a description used in any advertising materials or catalogs. I recently came upon a third variation of the Fingertip, a smaller version of the second generation – pens that do not have the over the cap clip, have a metal cap (in either gold or silver) and a generally cheaper feel. Speculation is that these second generation pens were a later version of the Fingertip, towards the end of their unsuccessful production run.
Below is the pen after I took it apart, showing the silver cap and short clip, feed, section, old sac (which was too big and must have been placed there by a later repair job) and barrel. The lever was left in the pen as it was in fine working order.
I cleaned each part individually, leaving the barrel alone, so that I did not compromise the sticker that is still on the pen. After cleaning, I cemented a shortened size 16 sac on the end of the feed which was reinserted into the section after cleaning. After letting the sac sit overnight, I reinserted (friction fit) the section into the barrel and tested with water. A gentle polishing with a jewelers cloth yielded this completed pen, measuring 4 9/16 inches closed and 5 1/2 inches posted.
Interestingly, this seems to be a demi-version of the second generation Moore. In the photo below, you can see the differences in sizing between the two later Fingertips and the Original version.
For review, here are some of the main differences between the earlier and later versions, copied from my January 25, 2013 post ~
~ The first produced pen had some national magazine advertising, the second has none, as far as I have seen.
~ The first pen was longer and appears to have been produced in more color combinations
~ The second pen only came in metal caps. Mine has an attractive silver cap with gold clip. I have also seen examples in all gold.
~ The first pen has an “over the cap clip, whereas the second pen has a mid cap clip, with a decorative bubble on the top of the cap.
~ The silver section is larger on the first pen, though the gold inlaid nib seems to be the same size (not so on the demi model). The nib on the second generation pen has two breather holes as opposed to one in the first produced pen.
~ The first pen has a screw on cap, the second is friction fit with a clutch ring.
Model numbers appear on all versions on the barrel, and also on price sticker, which was still legible on this demi model. Both versions of the full size Fingertip were stamped 96B on their barrels. The smaller second generation model is stamped 77B, but the price sticker appears to read 76B. I would like to get my hands on some Moore catalogs to see what they indicate. For comparison, the $8.75 price held for all three of these models.
These Fingertips, no matter which version or size are an interesting pen, marking an unsuccessful attempt by Moore to compete with Parker and Sheaffer in the streamlined pen craze of the late 1940s. I am pleased to have found these three different examples to restore.
Also, from previous posts, an advertisement for the original Fingertip from 1946, and a grouping of major Pen Company pens, contemporary to the Fingertip.
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 the most commonly referred to book on the subject: The Incredible Ballpoint Pen – A Comprehensive History and Price Guide (1998). I was also aided by several print advertisements (models and years) and web searches for early history of the Company. All print advertisements used here are from my collection and I would appreciate it if they were not duplicated (thanks!).
Patrick Frawley acquired a defaulting pen company (Todd) in the early 1940s to get things started in the Los Angeles, California area. In 1949 he developed a ballpoint pen ink (Widco) that had quick drying attributes. The pen name that delivered this ink was called the Paper Mate. (see here for a more detailed history)
Early pens (1950 – 1953) had a unique mechanism for exposing the tip of the pen. A button was pressed and locked at the top of the pen, exposing the ball point. To retract the point the button was tipped, unlocking it and the refill returned to the inside of the barrel. Below are photos of two of these from my collection – blue and green. I have also seen these in black and red. I have not seen any advertising for them, and they resembled another California Pen maker’s pens – Blythe. Here are two:
By 1953, the Frawley Pen Company had grown to the point of spending $2,000,000 per year on advertising, using such Hollywood stars as George Burns and Zsa Zsa Gabor. One of these advertisements, featuring Ms. Gabor is below. At $1.69 ( $.49 refills) this pen’s main selling point was its cleanliness. These retractable pens marked the real beginning of Paper Mate (and its double heart logo) and its becoming a household name for pens, even today.
This 1953 advertisement, and the Tu-Tone advertisement from 1955 below, mark the beginning of the Paper Mate boom into sales and marketing.
Below is a close up of this 1953 ad, as well as two of these retractable pens.
In 1955, Frawley sells Paper Mate to Gillette and a Division of Gillette is formed to produce and market the Brand. Below is an advertisement highlighting the Tu-Tone ballpoint, a very colorful line of pens along with a couple of examples. Interestingly to me, these were partially marketed as pens that you could purchase to match the color of your car in these advertisements – a very colorful time in history! These are my favorite pens of the early Paper Mates – the mid 50s Tu Tones.
During this time the Capri line of Pens commences in 1954 and goes through design changes until the Mark III and IV.
The first Capri Pen was introduced in 1954 is two are shown below, along with an advertisement featuring Art Linkletter.
The black and silver Capri is still in its box and I find the message to be interesting. I wonder how busy Miss Evans was?
The Capri III and IV followed in 1957 and may be the most recognizable (other than the later Profile) to people who grew up during the mid 20th Century. Here are five examples of these.
By 1959, numerous advertisements reveal the expanding Paper Mate line of pens. Below is a Christmas ad showing the Holiday Pen, Capri (Mark III and Mark IV shown above) and smaller Lady Capri. Examples of the unique Holiday Pen and Lady Capri are shown here, above this 1959 Christmas Advertisement.
Another late 1950s, early 1960s model was the 98, which uses the top click button to promote the refill, and then a smaller button just above the clip to return the refill to the barrel. I have no advertising in my collection, but here are photos of two different variations, three pens with metal buttons and a comparison with an earlier plastic clicker and button in the second photo.
By December of 1966, a Contour Grip and Profile pen appear, along with a gold plated Deluxe model and the continuing appearance of the Lady Capri. These mark, for me, the entry into a new generation of Paper Mate pens, and even a fountain pen or two. I will mention a few of these pens, but will not venture to catalog the models and variations past the 1960 date.
The Profile, shown above and below in magazine advertisements is a long running Paper Mate model, appearing in the 1964 advertisement and well into the 2000s. As you can see below, it came in three sizes – Husky, Regular, and Thin. Regular and Thin models are readily available today to collectors, but the Husky size is more difficult to find. Standard Paper Mate refills work for these, are still sold today, which makes them that more desirable. These refills also fit the Tu-Tone, Holiday, and Capri III and IV models from the 1950s.
I won’t go any further, but suffice it to say that Paper Mate pens are still produced today in a myriad of styles and colors. I will leave the post 1960 timelines to someone else, but I have enjoyed placing these extra pens gathered through the years in some sort of time line. So, the next time you are rummaging through that cigar box of pens looking for a vintage Fountain Pen, don’t pass up some of the vintage Ballpoints….they have an interesting past, and can still be used today.
Merry Christmas from Fountain Pen Restoration! This is our 7th Christmas post. In the past, I have shared Christmas themed pens and advertisements. This year I will share another Christmas Advertisement – this one from Eversharp in 1948 and a recent addition to my collection. As my posts this year reflect, I became interested in Kimberly ballpoints, both pre and after Eversharp. So, in searching for advertising material, this came my way. Interestingly, it also promotes the Symphony, Envoy, and Reporter Fountain Pens – some of the last lines that they would produce in fountain pens.
So, in 1948, you could spend anywhere from $1.00 (Wahl Ball Pen or Pencil) to $75.00 (an all gold Kimberly Pockette – has any one ever seen on of these? -not the gold filled) for an Eversharp writing instrument.
For additional Holiday reading on Kimberly Ballpoints, feel free to read some of these old posts~
Kimberly Ballpoints – dated March 4, 2013
Humphrey Bogart Ballpoints – dated April 2, 2013
Kimberly Ballpoints 3 – dated April 18, 2013
Happy Reading and look for more restoration in 2014!
Back in January of 2011, I restored a Waterman Crusader, with an open nib. Last week, while heading home through the wilds of Iowa, I stopped at an Antique Mall and happened upon another Crusader, this time a Pen and Pencil set, with the Taperite style hidden nib.
Here is a photo of the pen, after I took it apart for restoration. You will note that it is in very good shape. The sac was in pretty good shape, though beginning to harden, and showing signs of wear. It is better to be safe and go ahead and change it out. There was absolutely no sign of any usage.
I replaced the old sac with a trimmed size 16 sac. As with other Waterman pens of the era, I decided to leave the nib/section/feed assembly alone, as any attempt to separate them for cleaning will probably invite cracking of the brittle plastic. Better to just give it a quick bath in an ultrasonic cleaner. After allowing the sac to dry overnight, I reattached the section (friction fit) to the barrel. Water testing proved that the pen was leak free and ready to write.
As you can see, the Pencil required no work – just an insertion of 0.9 mm lead. The lead is fed in through the tip, then advanced by pusing down the cap. Very nice and easy.
Below are photos of the completed pen and pencil.
The Fountain Pen measures 5 1/4 inches closed and 6 1/16 inches posted.
From my post of January of this year, Waterman Early Crusader, I discovered that this model of the Crusader, which is the Second Generation, was produced in and after 1948.
Following are photos of the pen next to an open nib model, the Crusader that I wrote about in January of 2011 and referred to in paragraph one above. This hooded nib was part of the hooded nib craze fueled in part by the Parker 51 and other models of the time.
Finally, a 1953 advertisement from my collection, showing this pen in red, as well as Pencil and Ball Point options. This model is the gray version. It was available in Black, Red, Gray, Blue, Green, and Tan. By far, the most plentiful are the Black, Gray, and Blue versions.
When people ask me what pens to start a collection with, I often point them in the direction of the Waterman pens of the late 40s and early 50s. They are still vintage collectibles, yet not too hard to find and fairly easy to restore. There are enough models and colors to occupy a collector for quite some time, and (most importantly) they are a pleasure to write with!
Anyone who has hunted for fountain pens has sifted through many Arnold Fountain Pens. They are very plentiful, and more often than not, in very poor condition. Most have not held up well over the years, primarily due to low quality original parts. Thus, the collectibility is very low and most go unrestored. These pen/pencil combinations are really no exception, though not without some charm.
I was sifting through a plastic bag of old pens that a local friend had given me as parts and these two jumped out at me due to their bright colors. I saw they were Arnold’s and had low expectations, but was pleasantly surprised by the condition of the plating and plastic. Getting the sections out of the barrel was no easy task as they had been glued in and they are so small that there was not much to grip to. Finally, with time and heat, they came apart with no damage to the plastic barrel. Below are the two combos after I took the sections out. The blue pen had the old sac caked to the inside of the barrel and the green pen was clean – the old sac simply falling out. Thus, I believe the blue pen had been used and the green was void of any ink remnants. Both jbars were still in place and I did not remove them as I have no replacement bars this small. My next task was the section/feed/nib units. These pens are very small and the nib units are tightly packed and I reached the decision that to attempt to knock them out would be tempting breakage. So, I simply ran each through my ultrasonic cleaner. Even doing this removed a bit of the plating on the blue combo nib.
An interesting feed is shown below, from the green combo. The blue is a standard black feed, but the green pen has a gold feed (it appears to be hard rubber). Photos are of both ends of the feed. Fortunately, no ink ever touched this combo, and the gold colored feed survived.
Due to the pencil being on the opposite end of the pen, the sac is an abbreviated 7/8 inches long and will require constant refilling if used.
The Signature nib is of the cheap gold filled variety.
Below are the finished products. The clips, bands, levers, and pencil cones are all light gold filled on the green combo, and silver on the blue.
They measure 4 5/8 inches closed, and 4 7/8 inches posted.
Arnold pens were produced in large quantities for many years in Petersburg, Virginia. Remmie Arnold started the company in 1935, after working for the Edison Pen Company (see my posts on Artcraft Pens - Ford Cromer, one of the Artcraft Founders, also got his start at Edison!). In the years that followed, Arnold became one of the largest producers of fountain pens in the world. They concentrated in very inexpensive pens (less than $1.00) and were sold primarily in low end stores. As with most third tier pens, there is little to no advertising associated with the pens as well, due to the low price points.. But they did sell lots of them (and eventually ballpoints). Finally, due to the low price points, they were also not built to last, and as mentioned above, most have not survived in good condition.
I do have one small piece of Arnold memorabilia – this 1937 letter from Remmie Arnold to a potential customer, touting their products.
and a closeup of the colorful address logo
For anyone interested in getting started in restoring fountain pens, they are excellent pens to start on! They can be acquired for low prices and if you make a mistake along the way, the loss is small. They did make a wide variety of styles over time, both large and small, so one can practice on many different sizes. Most that I have seen are lever fillers and some can be very colorful.
Finally, a collage including these two pens, another white pearl combo, and an Arnold Ballpoint Street Sign, captured off of the Internet ~
Interestingly, I have read more and more internet articles about recent pens such as the Sheaffer No Nonsense and Parker Vector. Though I do not consider them Vintage, they are collectible to some, even though Restoration involves little more than cleaning, or substituting nibs. This reminded me that I had started an article on the Esterbrook Safari, a lesser known Esterbrook fountain pen from the late 1950s, and needed to complete it….
The Esterbrook Safari was one of the Company’s attempts at producing a Cartridge filling pen, as fountain pens evolved to this filling system. All previous restorations of Esterbrook pens have been lever fillers, which was the predominant Esterbrook system. For a glimpse back at some previous Esterbrook restorations, please read these previous articles:
Fountain Pen Restoration 101 – May 8, 2008
Esterbrook Bowling Pen – September 13, 2011
Esterbrook Nurses Pen – August 5, 2011
Esterbrook Pastels - July 5, 2011
I was going through some old magazines when I ran across this old advertisement from the late 1950s. It reminded me to be on the lookout for one of these pens. Within the past year, I actually stumbled into two of them, which I will discuss below. First, the advertisement. As you can see, the thrust of the campaign is the ease and economy of the cartridges. One cartridge is in use, and the other fits over the active cartridge, at the ready as a spare. Add the two together and you have what Esterbrook touted as 40% more ink than other pens. Clever marketing. Add the usual Esterbrook removable / replaceable nibs (32) and a low price point of $3.95 in the late 1950s, and you can see where they were headed.
The photos below are of the two cartridge fillers taken apart. You can see that the section and barrel are an easy screw fit, and the familiar interchangeable nibs are as well. Not much restoration to be done other than simple clean up. I cleaned the nib units together in an ultrasonic cleaner. Then the barrels, sections, and caps followed. Be careful handling these as the plastic on these is very fragile and prone to cracking.
The proprietary Esterbrook cartridges are, of course, no longer manufactured, so I found an empty extra on ebay, and cleaned it out thoroughly. This will allow me to use this cartridge in one of the pens. I will fill it using a syringe, as shown below. First, I had to clear out the dried blue ink from the cartridge. Once cleaned, it is ready to be filled with bottled ink of choice.
Below are the completed pens, cleaned and polished.
The pens measure 5 1/2 inches closed and 6 1/4 inches capped. Both came with 2668 nibs, which are unremarkable firm medium nibs. Another nice feature of these pens is that any other Esterbrook nibs will work on these, so you can swap out one of your 9000 level nibs on these, if you chose.
Here is one final photo – the cap, which features a unique and attractive clip and shiny slanted cap end. A nice touch for the price, I think.
Safaris were first seen in 1957, the same date as the advertisement above. They came in six colors – Gray, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Green, Red, and Green. After a short run with plastic caps (as seen in these two pens), Esterbrook decided to use a sturdier metal cap. So, you may find these same colors with a later metal cap. Plunger fillers were also produced, though I have never handled one of these. Finally, matching pencil sets were available. An excellent source of information and photos, providing a much more educated and thorough review can be found at Esterbrook.Net, an excellent site maintained by Anderson Pens.
Safari’s are another example of an attractive pen, with a unique design, use standard Esterbrook J/SJ/LJ nibs, that can still be used today. Keep an eye out for them….
I previously restored an aspergillum in my post of October 12, 2012, Fountain Pen Surprises. That pen was a no name, piston filler. This one is much more familiar, sitting on a Parker 65 body. If you recall, and aspergillums are holy water sprinklers, used by priests during Catholic and Anglican Masses. These pen versions were likely used visiting the sick in hospitals or homes, or away from the Church in other holy activities. Parker marketed these also as gifts to be given by Parishioners to their Clergy, especially during the Christmas Holidays. As also previously mentioned, other major pen companies that produced these were Waterman and Leboeuf. Parker also produced these as far back as 1935 in the Vacumatic line.
The Parker VP (Very Personal), was introduced in 1962 and remained in production for a short time, until 1964. The filler, seen in the first photo below, is a semi aerometric, but actually was placed directly into the holy water and after full, placed into the pen with the black capillary like filler contacting the chalice. It was also used in early versions of the Parker 65, and was very problematic as the tip was prone to breaking and many pens were sent back for repairs.
Here is a photo of the filler inserted back into the chalice unit. I wish I had an actual VP to show the comparison, but alas, I do not.
The Holy Water Sprinkler measures 5 7/16 inches closed and 6 1/16 posted (photos below).
The imprint for Reverend Francis M. Valenti. An internet search reveals that he was a Catholic Priest from the Cleveland, Ohio Diocese during the period this pen was produced.
Below are two final closeups of the cap barrel jewel and the gold chalice.
These are somewhat unique, and though not pens, they do sit on a fountain pen base, and form a small niche for collectors.
Following up on my last post on Kimberly Ballpoints, here is the promised third and final installment . The pens below are a bit different to the other previously cleaned and restored in that they cover three groups of the original Kimberly’s that I have not previously shown ~ Ladies, Gold, and Boxed.
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The following advertisement, featuring New York fashion designer Hattie Carnegie, is from 1947, and focuses on the ladies version of these pens.
Below are the three pens – a ladies blue, standard black (both with silver bands – 4.95 model), and a 14K gold filled version. Cleaning involves removing the messy refills which have often clogged up the barrel and cap. Cleaning the insides and polishing the outsides. Be careful to not get too aggressive with the 14K wash, as it will begin to rub off with too much polishing. I recommend maybe a short bath in an ultrasonic cleaner and a gentle rub down with a jewelers cloth.
Finished products below, both closed and posted. I refill these (as previously mentioned) with carefully trimmed Cross Ballpoint refills. The blue is probably the brighter blue, marketed as Blue Gabardine in the advertisement above. Marketed to women was through advertisements such as Ms. Carnegie’s, comparing it to a tube of lipstick, as opposed to the darker more traditional colors, marketed through ads with Humphrey Bogart and Fred McMurray, comparing the pens to cigarettes.
Finally, I have one pen in my collection in its original box and price sticker. This one is the darker green version with the less expensive chrome band and the $4.95 price tag is still visible on the barrel.
My favorite aspect of the box is the cover, which shows some of the brightest (and harder to find) colors available to the model.
Finally, as an addendum, I recently picked up 5 advertising Pockettes, highlighted and promoting the El Rancho Vegas Hotel. Interestingly, this was the first Hotel/Casino built on the Las Vegas Strip (1941). It was destroyed by fire in 1960 and never rebuilt. Somehow, these survived. They are another example of how Eversharp used this line of pens – to businesses to promote their product, and to thank clients. Note that the bottom pen is a bit different in configuration than the others. It is actually a later model of the original, with a smaller cap ring.
This is my third Eversharp Pockette post. Thank you for allowing me to deviate from the Fountain Pen theme occasionally. As we hunt for fountain pens, we can’t help but run into their less expensive cousins – cousins that contributed to the Fountain Pen’s demise.
After the last post that I wrote about a blue Kimberly Pockette (dated March 4, 2013), I decided to hunt down a 1948 Humphrey Bogart ad for the same pens. This pen was a dubonnet red version, so then I decided to hunt one of those down to match the advertisement. As these are not terribly popular and there are no refills available (see solution below), this was easy to do.
Below is a photograph of the Pockette after I took it apart. You can see that not only was I able to find the dubonnet colored with the gold filled band and clutch ring, but one with the chrome band/ring. I have also shown the old refills that were used in these pens. They are no longer available in usable form. So, I have experimented and found that Cross refills (shown below with the blue caps) as well as Penatia branded work quite well, when trimmed to the same size.
While looking for the above pens, I came upon black and light green pens, and an advertising version. Here they are shown, with their dried out refills.
Not a lot of work goes in to cleaning these. I simply put each part through a bath in an ultrasonic cleaner to remove any dried ink inside the caps and barrels (the refill ends are prone to a bit of leaking). I then proceeded to polish all of the externals. The orange promotional pen, probably dated a bit later than these original Pockettes, has a cheaper plastic and required a bit more work to remove some stubborn stains.
Once cleaned, I measured and cut the new Cross/Penatia refills and cut them to fit each barrel. The resulting pens are below, measuring 3 3/8 inches closed and 4 3/4 inches posted.
The photo below shows all of the lot completed. From top to bottom - Dubonnet red with gold band, Black with chrome band, Dubonnet Red with chrome band, Green with chrome band, and promotional (these came in a wide variety of colors). The green pen may in fact be a “female” green, as it is a bit lighter than reflected below. As mentioned in my previous post, and as outlined here, the Pockettes came in male and female colors.
The promotional pen features wording ~ IDEA Advertising by Vernon, Newton, Iowa. Interestingly, Vernon Advertising is a large employer today, still located in Newton, Iowa – just east of Des Moines.
Individual photos of the “Bogart Ballpoint”..
Finally, some fun with Pen Photos ~ Below I used Mac Collage (free), Instagram, and PicFrame to produce these fun images. After a while, I get tired of just the same old light tent photos. Makes the pens look more interesting….
These pens, not fountain pens, are nonetheless useful today, as they were in the 40s and 50s. Easy to throw in a backpack, pocket, or purse. I have run across a few more interesting variants, and will restore them over the next few days and post some further photos as finished…
Shirley Temple (1928 – 2014) was arguably the most famous child actor of all time. Her movie career spanned the 1930s and 1940s.
This week’s restoration is a small fountain pen that bears her name. Below, you can see the pen after it has been taken apart.
The next photos are of the restored pen. It measures a small 4 1/16 inches closed and 5 1/16 inches posted. It was a quite simple fix. I had to clean each of the five parts. The pressure bar inside was solid and working properly, so I did not remove it. The old sac was nothing but powder. First I cleaned the inside of the cap and then the threads of the barrel. Then I polished the clip and lever. Any gold plate was gone before I polished, so silver will be the color going forward. In the photo above, you can see that gold plated nib which was in very bad shape, pitted and irreversibly stained. Amusingly, it reads “Stainless Gold Plate”. I was able to find a very nice replacement nib, a 14K Belmont No. 3. After cleaning the section insides, scraping off the old sac, and cleaning the feed and its channels, I fit the nib and feed back into the section. I then attached a size 14 sac to the section and allowed the sac cement to dry overnight. I then replaced the section in the barrel and the pen is ready to write. The nib is a definite upgrade over the gold plated with no tipping material.
As you can see, both the clip and barrel are imprinted with the name “Shirley Temple”. The Shirley Temple on the barrel was originally in gold, which has faded a bit.
I have seen photographs of these 1930s pens in light blue, red, green, patterned, and light purple. They were sold as a set, with a matching pencil, and packaged in a nice box with photos of her on the box and the wording ” Sincerely Yours, Shirley Temple, 20th Century Fox Star”. The pens/pencils were made by David Kahn, Inc., North Bergen, NJ, which was the Wearever Pen Companies. Two things that I have read, but have no direct proof of are that Ms. Temple received a percentage of each set sold, and that there were other Companies that produced a Shirley Temple pen. If anyone has any direct evidence of these items, I would like to hear from you.
There were a variety of these celebrity (real or fictional) pens during this period. I have already written about Mickey Mouse and Popeye Pens. Some others that I have seen are Hopalong Cassidy and Babe Ruth. I am sure there are others as well.
Finally, an interesting fountain pen story, involving Shirley Temple. In 1949 she would have been 21 years old.
“Hollywood’s most famous child star–could not be protected from such real-life intrusions as kidnap and extortion attempts, death threats and an attempted seduction by a Hollywood producer when she was only 12 years old. The threats weren’t reported at the time, she said, for fear that they would stimulate more threats.
The FBI was called in numerous times to investigate these death and extortion threats against her. She and J Edgar Hoover became friends through it all. In 1949, J. Edgar Hoover gave Shirley Temple a strange FBI souvenir– a fountain pen that emitted tear gas.” (credit: duckduckgrayduck.com) Indeed, a Fountain Pen Surprise….
Edit (2-13-14) Sadly, Shirley Temple passed away today.
- Arnold Pen Company
- Artcraft Fountain Pens
- ASKA Fountain Pens
- Atlas Appliance Fountain Pen
- Bankers Pen Company
- Belmont Pens
- Brown & Bigelow
- Buettell Brothers Dubuque Iowa
- Burrows Welcome
- C. E. Barrett
- Christmas Pen
- Conway Stewart
- Craig Fountain Pens
- Dennis Bowden
- Desk Pens
- Diamond Medal Fountain Pens
- Diamond Point Fountain Pens
- Dixie Fountain Pens
- Drew Pen Company
- Duo Fast Stapler Pen
- Duocraft Fountain Pens
- Eagle Pen Company
- Eaton Pens
- Eclipse Pen Company
- Escritor Pens
- Esterbrook Fountain Pens
- Esterbrook Safari
- Evans Pen Company
- Fifth Avenue Pens
- Filene's Fountain Pen
- Fount O Ink
- Fountain Pen Radio
- Fountain Pen Stores
- Fountain Pen Tools
- Fountain Pens and Pencils
- Franklin Fountain Pen
- George M. Kraker
- Gold Bond Pens
- Good Service Pen Company
- Greishaber Pens
- Hallmark Pen Company
- Hard Rubber Pen
- Hartington NE
- Henry Dreyfuss
- Hintz Fountain Pen
- Holy Water Sprinkler
- Houston Pen Company
- Houston TX
- Hull's Fountain Pens
- Hutcheon Brothers Pens
- Indian Fountain Pens
- Indian Pen Company
- Ink Tablets
- Inkograph Pen Company
- Jackwin Fountain Pens
- Jacob Ullrich
- Jamestown Exposition
- Jefferson Fountain Pens
- Jewelers Band
- Jiffy Fountain Pens
- JUCO Pens
- Just For Fun
- Keene Fountain Pens
- Kimberly Ballpoint Pen
- L. E. Waterman Pen Company
- Lady Sheaffer Skripserts
- Lakeside Pens
- Lamy Fountain Pens
- Liberty Fountain Pen
- Lincoln Fountain Pens
- Lipic Fountain Pens
- Lucas Fountain Pens
- Lucky Curve
- Marathon Fountain Pens
- Marxton Pens
- Merkle Broom Company
- Mickey Mouse Fountain Pens
- Minneapolis Pen
- Minnesota Pens
- Minuskin Nibs
- Monogram Fountain Pens
- Montgomery Ward
- Moore Fingertip
- Moore Pen
- Moore Tuscan Fountain Pen
- Morrison Fountain Pens
- Morrison Patriot
- Music Nib
- National Geographic
- National Pen Products
- New York Telehone Company
- Omaha NE
- P. W. Akkerman Pens
- Paper Mate Pens
- Paris Pen Company
- Parker 45
- Parker 51
- Parker 51 Writefine Pencil
- Parker 61
- Parker Duette
- Parker Holy Water Sprinkler
- Parker Moderne
- Parker Pen – Canada
- Parker Pen Company
- Parker Signet/Insignia
- Parker Star Clip
- Parker Trench Pen
- Parker Vacumatic
- Parker Vacuum Fill
- Parker VP
- Pencil Jewelry
- Pencraft Pens
- Pepsi Fountain Pen
- Philip Hull
- Popeye Fountain Pen
- Radium Point Pen
- Rentz Fountain Pens
- Ritepoint Mechanical Pencils
- Safford Pen Company
- Sager Pens
- Schnell Pens
- Sea – Gull Fountain Pens
- Servo Fountain Pen
- Shadow Wave Vacumatic
- Sheaffer 3-25
- Sheaffer Dolphin
- Sheaffer Holiday Originals
- Sheaffer Hunting Dog
- Sheaffer Skyboy
- Sheaffer Tuckaway
- Sheaffer Valiant
- Sheaffer Valiant Touchdown
- Shirley Temple Fountain Pen
- Sioux City
- Southern Pen Company
- Striped Duofold
- Stylograpic Pens
- Taylor Thermometer Pen
- Ted Williams
- The Tandem Pen/Pencil
- Townsend Fountain Pens
- Tracy MN
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- Waterman 100 Year Pen
- Waterman 52
- Waterman Autograph Book
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- Waterman Crusader
- Waterman Fountain Pen Ink
- Waterman Nurses Pens
- Waterman Pen Company
- Waterman Skywriter
- Waterman Taperite
- Webster Pen
- Welty Pen Company
- Wilson Pen Company
- Winter – Robbins
- Wirt Fountain Pens
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