I am in the fortunate position of handling a great many pens – hundreds every year in fact. I take pleasure in most of them with the result that I have no real favourites. Swans, Parker, Onotos, Watermans, Mentmores – the list is endless and they are all a pleasure to work with.
Given unlimited choice, which pen would you particularly like to own?
During the nineteen thirties Waterman produced some of their finest pens, excellent writers made from beautiful celluloid. This one is in the pattern “Moss Agate”. A 32, this is a more slender pen than the 52 and 92 that were available at the same time and in the same patterns. The box lever has been redesigned and protrudes less from the barrel than its predecessor. The pens Waterman made at this time are very sturdy; this one has been around for about 85 years and is still looking very good.
With a pen like this in your hand, you might wonder what the subsequent “development” was all about. Is any later pen better than this? Does it look any better and does it do the job any better?
On another topic entirely, the PCI authority will no longer allow the SSL and TLS 1.0 protocols starting in June. Some of the PCI scanning companies are requiring the change to be made now. This creates a problem since some web shops can’t function if they are not PCI compliant but removing the protocols can cause problems. That doesn’t affect this blog site but it will affect my sales site. The main difference that this will make is that some older browsers will no longer be able to connect to the site. If you still have Vista, which uses Microsoft Internet Explorer v10 or lower you won’t be able to see these upgraded sites.