Happy Labour Day! At least to all of our fellow Victorians and our little cousins down there in Tasmania. Well, in Tasmania i think they call it the 8 Hour Day. In Queensland they call it May Day! which cracks me up...the ruling gentry perhaps a little panicked at the idea of fair working rights...well, not really. Labour Day goes right back to the middle of the 19th century and we should all be thankful we don't have to work in 19th century conditions.
Something else that goes way back is fountain pens! Dubious little segue-ways aside, a fountain pen also works really hard, for really long and really reliably. So you should show it the most simple, token acts of kindness. Flushing the pen with water when you refill takes less than a minute and ensures a fit, healthy, happy worker. Writing a little something with your fountain pen each day keeps it running smooth and storing it the right way (nib pointing up...don't lie your fountain pen down) will add years to your productive partnership.
We have plenty more fountain pens care and tips you can read and plenty of fountain pens in need of a little TLC. Lamy lovers will note the permanent price drop on the pretty, pretty Lamy Al-Star fountain pen (pictured in Shiraz). $10 less than previous! Happy Labour Day indeed!