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At age 76, I decided to learn Calligraphy starting with trying to make my left handed script look less like that of a fifth grade delinquent in a bad school. My current hand took a while to develop in grammar school as they first tried switching hands for me, then thought the serial application of at least three different hand writing systems, then switching me back to printing would work. None did. At the end of eighth grade my mother and father made sure I could use, at least with six fingers of two hands, and gave me a wonderful Parker fountain pen to use in high school classes. With t
elysee posted a topic in Fountain & Dip Pens - First StopYou 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!