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We sometimes strain to recognise fountain pen brands/models in films or TV series. But imagine if one of the characters actually identified it for the viewer. It happened! I was watching a black/white film from 1931, "Friends and Lovers", where Erich von Stroheim's character was blackmailing Adolphe Menjou's to the tune of five thousand pounds. Von Stroheim handed Menjou a bank cheque then proffered a pen with the words: "Extra stub, number seven - the kind you like." I could scarcely believe my ears. I'm guessing it was a Waterman's with a broad ("extra") stub. Due to the black/white era it wasn't possible to confirm it as a red ripple but the chances are high. Has anyone else experienced precise pen identification on film?