If it should ever become a fad to collect pens, what a collection could be made from ancient and modern writing instruments . . .The article goes on to recount how McKinley's letter accepting the Republican nomination for president -- published nationally a few weeks before -- had been signed with a Waterman pen, specially furnished for the purpose, and that that very pen (a 5-sized taper-cap) would be auctioned for charity. It concludes:
It would be a good pen for a prospective collector of writing instruments to begin with, as it is probably one of the pens destined to be famous in history.No doubt -- if only it could be found now!