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#1 Manalto

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 20:59

Can someone tell me the purpose of the shallow channel or groove that is found on some of the stone desk sets? I can speculate (pencil, letter opener, etc.) but was there a specific reason for it?

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It may be of interest to some that this particular desk set came from Lipic's. The label reads: Lipic's / "The Pen House of St. Louis" / Corner 8th & Olive [CORRECTION: 6th & Olive, per cleosmama]/ St. Louis, Missouri.

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Any tips on polishing marble? I've used the "soft, dry cloth" method, and obviously don't want to do damage. It's in terrific condition; just want to bring out the glow.


Edited by Manalto, 17 June 2015 - 22:09.

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 21:31

I always assumed the grove was for resting the pen in when you pause writing but are not through and ready to put it back in the holder.


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Posted 17 June 2015 - 21:46

Thanks for posting the label. I'm a St. Louisan, but I don't remember or know of Lipic's Pen House (this would have been in downtown at 6th and Olive). 

 

I did a little looking online, and I see that they are still in business as a "name recognition" firm. . The company is now located on Big Bend, in St. Louis County, still run by members of the Lipic family.

 

At one time, the company also made fountain pens: https://munsonpens.w...the-radium-pen/

 

Mr. Binder lists the company in his Glossary on his site: http://www.richardsp.../glossary/L.htm



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Posted 17 June 2015 - 22:18

I always assumed the grove was for resting the pen in when you pause writing but are not through and ready to put it back in the holder.

 

That was one of my speculations too (it didn't seem prudent to list them all), but is that really any more convenient? To me it seems more awkward than just putting it back in its holder (proper terminology needed here, too). You're probably right, but I'm trying to get it straight from the Sheaffer's mouth.

 

Thanks for posting the label. I'm a St. Louisan, but I don't remember or know of Lipic's Pen House (this would have been in downtown at 6th and Olive). 

 

I did a little looking online, and I see that they are still in business as a "name recognition" firm. . The company is now located on Big Bend, in St. Louis County, still run by members of the Lipic family.

 

At one time, the company also made fountain pens: https://munsonpens.w...the-radium-pen/

 

Mr. Binder lists the company in his Glossary on his site: http://www.richardsp.../glossary/L.htm

 

Thanks for the correction. I read that stuff about name recognition; resourceful of them to adapt to changing times. 


Edited by Manalto, 17 June 2015 - 22:19.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:01

It is a pencil groove and so stated in many Sheaffer catalogs.

 

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 08:23

It is a pencil groove and so stated in many Sheaffer catalogs.

 

Roger W. 

 

Thanks, Roger. I can now go to my grave content.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 18:55

Not sure what is meant by "name recognition," since Lipic wasn't exactly a well known brand to begin with.

 

Here's one of their basic models:

 

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 18:57

Not sure what is meant by "name recognition," since Lipic wasn't exactly a well known brand to begin with.

 

Here's one of their basic models:

 

lipic_bchr_5.jpg

lipic_bchr_4.jpg

 

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Lipic's has branched out into marketing. The "name recognition" they tout is probably something to do with corporate branding.

 

Thanks for the pen photos - looks like a Sheaffer 'Old Timer,' doesn't it? (By the way, do you have any of those, Teri?)


Edited by Manalto, 18 June 2015 - 18:58.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 14:40

Lipic's has branched out into marketing. The "name recognition" they tout is probably something to do with corporate branding.
 
Thanks for the pen photos - looks like a Sheaffer 'Old Timer,' doesn't it? (By the way, do you have any of those, Teri?)


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 09:22

Cool desk set. Glad to see there was a Missouri fountain pen maker. I'm not from St. Louis, but am from Missouri.
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