Even back in the early 20th Century there were pollsters. There were blindfolded "taste" tests. And these trials were not related to politics or food. They were related to fountain pens. And "8 Men out of 10 Picked the Duofold" over ten other competitors. The more times change, the more things remain the same. These historic Duofold Classic fountain pens, rollerballs and ballpoints would still be a top selection in today's world of fine writing. The Big Red (although somewhat more orange) is iconic in its representation of this earlier era.