Jotting At Mach 2


I can resist the siren song of a new notebook or jotter most of the time, but this one had a bit of history associated with it: a jotter from Concorde.


They were part of a kit each passenger received, which also included things like postcards, information about the aircraft, some loose stationery, travel log, etc. Included with the jotter was a pencil that tucks into the spine. The white plastic cap harkens back to a time when some pencils were tipped with ivory or bone:


The pages are unlined and perforated, and the cover is some sort of faux leather embossed with “Concorde” and “British Airways”:


This artifact of supersonic flight is the closest I ever got to actually traveling on Concorde, though I did taxi past the SST on display at Manchester airport in the U.K. a few years ago.

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5 Responses to Jotting At Mach 2

  1. memm says:

    Looks great. I wonder whether this was an early stationery set or whether they kept it classy until the end (pencils instead of ball point pens).
    With all passengers using pencils it might be worth considering installing a crank sharpener in the centre aisle ;^)


  2. Gunther says:

    A very slick item, just as slick as the Concorde! And great to see such a cap again (back then it was called “Hutkapsel” – hat cap – in Germany). – I like the unusual format of the notebook.


  3. I remember those slim, spine pocket pencils and pens as a feature of a lot of pocket diaries in the ’70s and ’80s.


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