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How Pens And Our Modern Alphabet Evolved


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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

 

 

It's hard work to tell which is Old Harry when everybody's got boots on.

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It was neat to see Gregg Shorthand being used at the 17:05 min mark.

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I think that there's another thread floating around with the same video.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Interesting. Some information would be valuable to all new users.

Brad

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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