Sometimes as I'm tugging on a thread, it unravels a sweater.
The one I started tugging on about two weeks ago is unraveling something much bigger. There's a lot of moving parts to this story.
Here's a hint: I think I finally have found the proof that Sheaffer did not make Sheaffer's first pencils, the proof of who did, and the one man history has largely forgotten whose career trajectory through three of the Big Four pen companies explains an amazing amount of what happened to the writing instrument industry -- both pens and pencils -- in 1917.
Once I put all the pieces together, I'll be back . . .