Friday, January 16, 2009
This is my favorite pen for note-taking in class. It is an old "Esterbrook" fountain pen I found in an antique store for $15 years and years ago. It's most likely from the ~1940s, judging by the bakelite plastic. I have two others pens of similar vintage, and they are all lever operated - they have a small rubber bladder on the inside to hold ink that is squished by pulling the lever on the body. This gives me the ultra-cool squid-like ability to spray a stream of ink on command, if ever the need arose.