Felt Tipped Markers

1. The Globus ball pen factory also produced felt tipped markers by the name of “Lord”. This name became so familiar that some people use the word "Lord" also for Japanese or German made markers. These markers could of course be used for marking or writing with large letters on cartons etc.

1-1. Just the other day I came across a few fine tipped felt pens under the Globus trademark. The tip is very fine resembling the tip of Article No.88/43 made by Stabilo of Germany (the Stabilo model is also marked with the following markings:” point 88 fine 0.4). The ink in most felt tipped writing utensils is usually stored inside an absorbent material, and usually when the ink runs out the pen is discarded. In the Globus model, the ink was stored in a cartridge similar in form to the Sheffer cartridges, and it was of course in liquid form. In my opinion this was not a good method, since the fine felt tips wear out quickly and usually after some use they must be replaced. All the examples that I saw were brand new with the purchase tax label, a fact which may point out that the pens, did not sell well. The clip was not a typical Globus clip, thus I suspect the pens were imported.

2. Pen-Et in Migdal Ha'emek. The name is actually coined from two words for pen, "Pen" and “Et” which means pen in Hebrew. The factory manufactured a variety of office supplies and operated during the 90’s. Migdal Ha'emek is the name of it's location and means "the tower of the valley", the valley being Yezrael, mentioned in Kings 1, 21,1 in regard to Navoth The Yezraeli. Pen-Et made markers, highlighters and color sticks for children.
I do not know of any felt tip manufacturing taking place nowadays.




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