Jotting At Mach 2

DSCF0036

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.

DSCF0028

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:

DSCF0030

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

DSCF0026

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.

This entry was posted in Pencils, Stationery and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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 ;^)

    Like

  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.

    Like

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

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s