Composition[ edit ] A blot of Quink ink on damp paper — the blue dye has separated from the other components, which are peach-coloured Fountain pen ink is almost exclusively dye -based because fountain pens operate on the principle of capillary action. Pigment -based inks which contain solid pigment particles in a liquid suspension tend to clog the narrow passages of the pen. India inka carbon pigment-based ink, also contains a binder, arabic gum which can quickly clog such pens. These qualities may be compromised in the interests of permanence, manufacturability, and in order to use some widely available dyes.
Tthey were most likely used in the ss and that was confirmed when we asked a pen collector at the Arkansas Pen Show if he had ever seen them. His eyes lit Fountain pen writing paper and he told us he remembered using them at Sacred Heart School in third or fourth grade in the s.
These penmanship practice blocks would have been far less expensive to use back in the day than paper because you could use them over and over again for many years. I'm certain that school budgets were even tighter then than they are now! Each block measures approximately 5.
We muse that the English and Penmanship teacher probably wrote the letter on the block. Someone very smoothly routed out the letter so that the students could use their No. One side of the block has a capital letter, the reverse the corresponding lower case letter.
There is lots of graphite in those grooves! The script on each block is very similar to Palmer letter forms. There is only ONE of each block and they are they are each in very good condition.
This is a set of 4 books, copyright Book One, olive green cover, 16 pages. Focus is on Italic Lettering and covers materials, pen placement and letter formation with grids.
Book Two, Green cover, 16 pages. Focus is on Italic Lettering, continuing on from Book One. Each book is soft cover, staple bound and measures 7 x 8. The books are in excellent condition. Two bird flourishes in black on aged white paper. Reverse side is blank. The flourishes are amazing little works of art.
Would look nice framed. Black on aged white paper. Several tight tears, on each edge, otherwise very good condition. A very elaborate cover and detail work of art. Cover which was originally the front side of an envelope is well worn on all sides and quite fragile, the back cover is detached and plain no printing.
Included are nine pages with examples for practice, each page is 9 x 4 inches and printed on one side only. The writing examples included are: The pages are fragile and most have a few tiny tears on the edges.
Very suitable for framing. Lower front right corners slightly curved thru page 20, otherwise in excellent condition. Note that while there is detailed information on each pen, prices are not included in this book.
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The reason for that is a pretty interesting pen named "Koloro" – a very affordable semi-ebonite eyedropper pen. Here is its review. However, even with the best fountain pen paper, you may get traces of your writing being visible on the other side.
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