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December 18, 1987 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
For Parker Pen, it was the write stuff. After all, specially made Parker pens were in hand when President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed an agreement last week that would eliminate intermediate-range nuclear weapons. While the pact took more than six years to hammer out, Parker says its marketing coup required only six weeks of planning with the State Department. But Parker didn't stop there. In an attempt to etch its place in history, the New Haven, Conn.
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December 18, 1987 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
For Parker Pen, it was the write stuff. After all, specially made Parker pens were in hand when President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed an agreement last week that would eliminate intermediate-range nuclear weapons. While the pact took more than six years to hammer out, Parker says its marketing coup required only six weeks of planning with the State Department. But Parker didn't stop there. In an attempt to etch its place in history, the New Haven, Conn.
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September 22, 1986 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The shipment of fountain pens from Mont Blanc of West Germany arriving at the Fountain Pen Shop included one that Fred Krinke had been eagerly awaiting. Krinke, 58, owner of the writing implement store on the eighth floor of the Metropolitan Building on West 5th Street, retrieved a gold pen from the package. He held it up to admire and explained: "This fountain pen sells for $6,500. That's more than some new cars cost. An attorney ordered it." Most people under 40 have never used a fountain pen.
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