What were you doing in 1943? Down here in the supply room we have found a stack of ads for pens and pencils from the 1940s to the 1960s. Here is the first one. As she states in the ad," Metal and Rubber are so terribly scarce" That was because of WW2. Most of these ads are from the 40s and all of them seem to show or talk about the military as materials and supplies were in short supply. I will be posting one or two a week. Add them all to your collection.