Monday, December 12th, 2011

Disco Fountain Pen!

Stephanie

I found this sign at a local antique co-op and couldn’t stop giggling because what on EARTH does disco dancing have to do with fountain pens? What an interesting marketing idea! I would love to know how many people sent away for this book and whether or not the book helped them to improve their dance moves. (Or writing ability!)

After a little digging, it appears as though the book dates from 1965 and includes dances such as “The Watusi” and “The Hitch-Hiker.” What, no “Hustle?” Additional images of the pen packaging can be found here.

Discotheque Dances

Discotheque Dances - The Hitch-Hiker


4 thoughts on “Disco Fountain Pen!

  1. That’s better than the one I’ve got offering a cut-rate dictionary. I find it suggestive of Wearever’s attitude toward their pens that they define the PEN as free and the INK costs money; Sheaffer had similar packages with their entry-level cartridge pens, but it was the ink that was free….

  2. That’s better than the one I’ve got offering a cut-rate dictionary. I find it suggestive of Wearever’s attitude toward their pens that they define the PEN as free and the INK costs money; Sheaffer had similar packages with their entry-level cartridge pens, but it was the ink that was free….

  3. BWA hahaha! I literally just spat coffee out all over my desk! This is hysterical! Maybe you needed the ink for the fountain pen to write down the number of that hip chick you met?

    And if you need to know the hustle, if I think long enough I might even remember it. Heaven help me…

    Thanks for the laugh!

  4. BWA hahaha! I literally just spat coffee out all over my desk! This is hysterical! Maybe you needed the ink for the fountain pen to write down the number of that hip chick you met?

    And if you need to know the hustle, if I think long enough I might even remember it. Heaven help me…

    Thanks for the laugh!

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