Sunday, April 29, 2012


Lakeside, one of Montgomery Ward's store brands, appears on page 94 of The Catalogue.   This one turned up recently at an online auction:

I really like the clips on these:

I've heard rumors that Parker may have made the Lakeside.  While the example in The Catalogue doesn't have many Parker-esque hallmarks, the bell on this one does vaguely resemble an early Duofold . . .

but no.  This was clearly made by National Pen Products.  Compare this Lakeside to examples of another Montgomery Ward brand, Gold Bond, as illustrated on page 81 of The Catalogue:

The examples on the right are a dead ringer!

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