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  1. You may enjoy watching "The Twenty-Six Old Characters", a 1947 movie made by the W. A. Sheaffer Pen Company. http://youtu.be/1xUDehNvbrE This movie contains a brief history of writing from the use of pictures to the development and use of letters as well as a brief history of the development of pens. In addition, the movie includes a discussion of the function and workings of fountain pens and some filler systems. Of course, since the movie was made by the W. A. Sheaffer Pen Company, Sheaffer fans should particularly enjoy it. Can you identify the pens used in the movie? ; ) Enjoy! : )
  2. Stumbled across this short film made by Sheaffer in 1947, entitled "The Twenty-six Old Characters", covering the history of writing instruments, the evolution of our modern alphabet and how fountain pens work. While all the modern pens shown being used are, of course, Sheaffers, the brand promotion is pretty low key. I found it pretty interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xUDehNvbrE
  3. Is there a name for the general kind of flex-pen script demonstrated in this image? I'd like to see a full alphabet and other specific examples of this kind of script. http://i.imgur.com/fkRHyk1.png
  4. I found this in an old German Grammar book by Longman (quite old, the publication date states 1893). It has this alphabet in the first few pages: Can anyone tell me more about this alphabet? It's quite different from the 'modern German'.
  5. GabrielleDuVent

    Your Least Favourite Letter

    During the course of writing French, I realised that I hate the cursive letter z. Not the capital, but the lowercase. It's the bane of my writing. In an otherwise okay-looking sea of letters, my z sits there awkwardly like a slightly overweight and tall child who always catches ball with his face (we all know that kid in the class. I was him). As those who have taken French or speak it may very well know, the letter z appears everywhere in French. Not so much in English. I am seriously considering using tutoyer for the rest of my life at the risk of being rude to everybody. (Okay, clearly this is unrealistic. But still, I hate z's that much.) Do you have such a letter, that you just can't get right, no matter how much you seem to practise? I've managed to overcome my fear of Ts, but z's seem to defeat me at every turn.

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