They’re BACK! I’m commemorating Nurses Day (the 6th of May) in this flashback. “Nurse’s Pens” are a special genre of fountain pens marketed to nurses throughout the 1940s and ’50s, mainly by Waterman and Esterbrook. Sounds interesting? Nurse’s Day is the 6th but “TBS” doesn’t sound correct. Click the PingBack below to read the whole story.
“Why did nurses need a specialized fountain pen? Because hospital medical charts were written by hand in different colored inks designating the shift. These pens came with different colored top jewels, in black, green, and red – representing all three common nursing shifts at the time: 7am to 3pm (BLACK ink), 3-11pm (GREEN ink), 11pm-7am (RED ink).”
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