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Re: [Rollei] OT Sailor Fountain Pen
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] OT Sailor Fountain Pen
- From: Allen Zak <azak >
- Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 11:30:14 -0400
The 1911's design preceded WWI and was used extensively by US forces prior
to the Great War. Rolleiflex came later, supposedly inspired by the
necessities of trench warfare, but I don't know that for sure.
I qualified on the 1911 in 1959. My ears were ringing for 2 days afterward,
and I wouldn't be surprised if my present case of persistent tinnitis could
be traced to that experience. The army didn't go in much for ear protection
then. It was a simpler (stupider) time.
on 5/24/03 11:00 AM, Jeffery Smith at jls wrote:
> I should have known that this group, who values the simplest and best,
> would know what a 1911 is. Weren't both the Rolleiflex and 1911 designed
> around the same time with WWI in mind?
> At 08:07 PM 5/23/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jeffery Smith" <jls >
>> To: <rollei
>> Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 3:46 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Rollei] OT Sailor Fountain Pen
>>> I'll bet I'm one of about 10 people on the forum who
>> understands that,
>>> Jerry. Actually, it came to my mind as well. :-)
>>> At 03:03 PM 5/22/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>>>> Oooh! The model 1911 (pen). Does it come in .45 ACP?
>> Speaking of ancient and long lived machinery.:-)
>> Richard Knoppow
>> Los Angeles, CA, USA