This is the badge in the barrel end of the pen – the booster. A simple design with a subtle nod to HAL. The pen was designed to have ‘forward momentum’ like a spaceship and so the little enamel badge was never going to be branded. Schofield P-2 is engraved on the side.
Schofield’s new fountain pens
Here we see the lot. The unusual red lacquered nib, the flutes milled into the barrel, the tube and end plugs.
Strap Focus – Rusty
Giles Ellis, Schofield Watch Company Limited
We are back! 20 days of isolation after my family and I are 99% sure we have had COVID-19. Of course we cannot be 100% sure until an antibody test. Suffice to say we are well. I have a friend who is a professor of critical care medicine, medical ethics and anaesthesiology at the University of Alberta, Canada. He loved the poem posted in the last PIPS so that he distributed it around the ICU. Subsequently he contacted the author, Laura Kelly Fanucci, and told her the story of how it has become so important to those working and admitted to the hospital. Also the fact it came to him via a British watch maker. She says thank you to Schofield, to Mr B and everyone who read it.
I made myself a T-shirt.
What wisdom can I impart? Exaggerate the rules; do more than your part, be extreme in your measures! If your choices were audited would you come out ok?
Little Orange Knife
I have been Instagramming when I can, using the header ‘Pleasant distractions’, let’s keep the PIPS that way. I have some orange friction folders for sale. I know they are expensive, but if you held it you would see why. Email if you are interested – I will post next week. Details are on the Buoys Club page… Here.
SWCP-2 Fountain pen
The Pens are being made – naturally there has been a delay but nothing too major. Our machinist is a military and medical contractor so has been allowed to work, the other makers in the team are one man bands or small enough business that they can continue to operate. Email us for more info…