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  1. Zo_rog

    Edwardian Fountain Pens

    I am doing a research project on Edwardian fountain pens and wondered if anyone knows of any models that were around then (1901-1910) and any pictures of them. I know Parker, Mabie Todd, and Waterman's pens were around then but I'm struggling to find specific pictures. Thanks, Zoe
  2. As far as I can tell, the British patents are not as accessible as the US patents. I may be missing some great resource, and if so, please tell me. Otherwise, I've gathered the following resources from Google Books. I am focusing on British patents to about 1860, but have gathered resources for up to 1850, then 1852 - 1869 and 1881. Unfortunately, these indices get you the patent number, date and patentee, but no real details around the patent. If anyone knows of a way, short of visiting the British national archives in person, to get the details, or even a good summary of these patents, pl
  3. Pen Engineer

    Fountain Pen Magic

    Around 1980, I worked for a pen manufacturer, as designer and ingeneer, in Germany. During this time I got a good insight into the function of fountain pens and other pens and their manufacture. Thirty odd years later, fountain pens still fascinate me. I started a web site titled Fountain Pen Magic. You can / will find there all sorts of interesting things relating to technology, function and manufacture, as much as I can remember. The link to my site is https://fountainpend....wordpress.com/ I am happy to discuss any question you may have on those topics. Amadeus W. Penmacher Inge
  4. I have been helping HBO's news program LAST WEEK TONIGHT research a matter relevant to my profession and to our shared interest: namely, misrepresentations made by legislators in numerous US states, in order to require cursive. That I dislike so much about cursive-as-we-know-it is not the point of the program — the point is that the cursive boosters are systematically misrepresenting research documentation in order to make the documentation support cursive. This has been going on for a couple of years now, as you may know, in a number of state legislatures and school boards wher
  5. WOW! A handwriting-related message by me got "favorited" BY THE NEWS-MEDIUM that I was countering therewith! See below ... (The news-medium is an education-news service which had been promoting, as fact, a PBS news-segment that misrepresented research on handwriting to make it appear to support cursive.) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: NewsHourAmGrad (via Twitter) <notify@twitter.com> Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Subject: NewsHourAmGrad (@NewsHourAmGrad) favorited one of your Tweets! To: Kate Gladstone <handwritingrepair@gmail.com> Kate Gladstone, Your Tweet g
  6. Dear friends it’s my pleasure announce you the out printing of my book, The Secrets of writing instruments - History, design, materials, production. A depth research on the topic of writing instruments, with a new and dynamic ways of reading with historical curiosities, information on the materials and methods of production, research supported with the laboratory analysis whose the methodology it’s explain to appendix . you can find it online and in the bookshop. http://bupress.unibz.it/it/i-segreti-degli-strumenti-di-scrittura.html faithfully A. Titone http://bupress.unibz.it/media/catalog
  7. New research uses (changes in) handwriting to detect Parkinson's diseases. Not specific to the use of fountain pens, perhaps an interesting read nonetheless: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130909105033.htm One of the variables measured is pressure exerted on the writing surface. I think fountain pen users apply less pressure and I wonder if that might affect the results?

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