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…It’s a new month, what’s in your pen cup?

I know there are a lot of new pens available after the DC Pen show just itching to facilitate the meeting of ink with paper. Here we are, at the beginning of a new month – so it’s time to rotate the pens you are using. I’ve been binging Madman (again) and it is making me feel nostalgic for the late 50’s early 60’s. So my pen of choice this month is the Esterbrook M2 Aerometric – Esterbrook’s response to the Parker 51.

The pen comes with a 9450 nib (Firm Extra Fine) but I am not loving it. Definately writes best at a 45 degree angle plus I have to apply a little more pressure than I’d like.

My M2 Aerometric dates to circa 1957. When I was inking the pen it occurred to me that I’d forgotten all the novelties that make this pen unique. Obviously, it needs to be the subject of a featured blog.

On a different note, as I watch Madman I am being inspired to improve my home office with the addition of Draper’s beverage cart. Not so sure my employer will feel the same inspiration. Feel free to leave your favorite “old fashion” recipe in the comments.

Anyway, what are you writing with this month?


I'm a loser as my wife likes to tell me, I enjoy researching dead cousins and playing with fountain pens.

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