I discovered these pens years ago when I was working at the Internal Revenue Service. At that time the IRS would switch ink colors each year, so that an employee could easily tell, with a glance at the control number in the upper right corner of each return, the year the return had been filed. Black one year, red the next, etc. One year—1986? 1987?—the ink was purple, and we were issued these amazing purple pens. They fit my smallish hand well, they wrote smoothly, they were purple.
Well, lavender. Purple, lavender, whatever.
I loved those pens. I horked several boxes from the supply cabinet—me, a supply horder!—and they lasted me the rest of my tenure at the IRS. When I left the service, I bought boxes of the Lindy Lavenders at an office supply store on South Congress in Austin. And then at some point I became aware that the Lindy Pen Company had gone out of business. No more Lindy lavenders. Sad.