Pen and Ink.

Share your recollections of days gone by....before they fade from our collective memories and are lost forever.
Neville Briggs
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Re: Pen and Ink.

Post by Neville Briggs » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:48 pm

Heather wrote:The things you know Neville

See Ross. :lol:
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Re: Pen and Ink.

Post by r.magnay » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:59 pm

....touche!...
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Re: Pen and Ink.

Post by Vic Jefferies » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:04 pm

I remember we used dip pens at my school right up until fifth class then we were permitted to use fountain pens if we had one. The thinking was that biros would ruin our handwriting and I believe that proved to be correct. Extremely difficult to write in the copper plate style with biros. My very first fountain pen and pencil set was made by Conway Stewart but in those days the top brand was Parker. I don't remember any of my school mates having Parker fountain pens but our fifth class teacher had one and we used to gaze upon it in awe.

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Re: Pen and Ink.

Post by Neville Briggs » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:51 pm

All familiar stuff Vic. :)

I have a Shaeffer fountain pen ( US made ) which is a superb writing instrument and a Lamy ( German made ) pen equally as good.
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Re: Pen and Ink.

Post by Heather » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:35 pm

Oh, you old people ! :lol:

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Re: Pen and Ink.

Post by Leonie » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:41 pm

Yep, another oldie here. :lol: I remember dip pens and India ink, (well I remember it now that Neville has reminded me) we used that to draw maps.

I was one of the privileged kids, I actually had a Parker fountain pen (way back before my name was Parker). :D My Dad gave it to me, I have no idea where he got it, and probably don't want to know. I remember it was tortoiseshell, probably real tortoiseshell back in those days too, more's the pity.

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Re: Pen and Ink.

Post by Neville Briggs » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:09 pm

Good on you Leonie, take no notice of the callow youths who have no knowledge of an age of culture and refinement.
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Re: Pen and Ink.

Post by Heather » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:46 pm

I have read about such things Neville. I am not totally ignorant. :lol:

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Re: Pen and Ink.

Post by Heather » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:47 pm

I think I object to being called a "callow youth" :lol:

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Re: Pen and Ink.

Post by Neville Briggs » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:47 am

:o :oops: :lol:
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