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    Default Does anyone remember Scripto fountain pens?

    I have a vague recollection of owning one or two Scripto fountain pens during the 1950s. I seem to recall that they worked okay most of the time, but I was never entirely happy with them. I'm not sure if that's because at the tender age of 8 I was already lusting after a Sheaffer Snorkel, and hence dissatisfied with a lesser instrument, or if it really was a crummy pen. I had one pen that was a nightmare -- scratchy nib, hard starts, skipping, then blobbing... I think it MAY have been a Scripto, but I'm just not sure. There doesn't seem to be a big demand for them; I see them cheap as dirt on eBay. Is the Scripto going to do an Esterbrook price jump when a critical mass of fountain pen afficiandos discover them, or are they just dogs that are going to go unloved forever?


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    Default Re: Does anyone remember Scripto fountain pens?

    Yep I remember them as well. They 'wrote' as in putting in a line on the paper & that was about it. Quality varied from pen to pen. You are closer to the mark with the canine estimate in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Does anyone remember Scripto fountain pens?

    I've had a few of them in recent times. I fear they live in a kennel and go for a walk on a lead.
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    It's reassuring to get feedback suggesting that my memory hasn't failed completely yet!
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    Default Re: Does anyone remember Scripto fountain pens?

    Apparently they were big at one time:

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    Holy smokes! Will you take a gander at those Evereadys!
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    Default Re: Does anyone remember Scripto fountain pens?

    I have a small collection of these wonderful pens, in many colors and iterations. The retread product Sheaffer churned out a few years ago was merely okay by comparison.

    Great ink testers and travel pens.

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    Default Re: Does anyone remember Scripto fountain pens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    I have a small collection of these wonderful pens, in many colors and iterations. The retread product Sheaffer churned out a few years ago was merely okay by comparison.

    Great ink testers and travel pens.
    I've seen a couple of people in other forums speak highly of them too. Interesting. Must be one of those YMMV things. They're so cheap, I may pick up a couple and see if I get lucky!
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