Two peas in a pod, a bicycle built for two, two timing, the daily double, the terrible twos, double trouble. They seem to come it two's (or is it threes, yikes?).
I've noticed an interesting thing with collectors. Twos. Not two watches because lets face it, a collection of watches is not just two. No, the interesting observation is watch collectors seem to have a penchant for one other thing. Watches and model trains; watches and clocks; wrist watches and pocket watches; watches and PENS. Fountain pens! Yes, I've started collecting fountain pens.
|Vintage Rolex and Sheaffer|
|c1940s Benrus watch and Eversharp "Skyline" fountain pen set|
|c.1930 Illinois "Guardsman" and c.1940 Eversharp Skyline|
Seems the first few fountain pens that I have been drawn to are the 1940s Eversharp "Skyline" line. A cool industrial design by Henry Dryfuss, a 14k gold semi-flexible nib, couldn't ask for much more. But then all of the celluloid striated Sheaffer and Parker pens are pretty cool too.
|Henry Dryfuss also designed this, see the resemblance to the Skyline?|
|The anatomy of an Eversharp Skyline sans ink bladder (aka sac)|
|c.1930 Sheaffer's "Admiral" fountain pen set and Elgin "Avigo" wristwatch|
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