Category Archives: Writing Materials

18th-Century Ink Advice

This video on the Townsends site gives advice on the proper ink for quill pens.

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M-W Palimpsest Etymology

I love the Merriam-Webster word of the day email. Today’s rings close to my heart because I am a calligrapher and lover of paper and pens. (I need a break from all the environmental news.) https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day

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Fountain Pens and writing technique

This is a good article about fountain pens versus ballpoints and the decline of cursive: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/08/ballpoint-pens-object-lesson-history-handwriting/402205/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=5b835b249ac56400017cd61f_ta&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook I had to change my way of writing when I started using fountain pens, having pushed too hard for many years when writing with … Continue reading

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Type-In online resource

An online guide to type-ins: http://type-in.org/

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Animal Keyboard Typewriter

This is a nice post about a typewriter with animals on the keys as a teaching tool: http://cambridgetypewriter.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-1935-animal-keyboard-corona-standard.html

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Corona Sterling Music Typewriter

https://oztypewriter.blogspot.com/2012/01/corona-music-keyboard-portable.html

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Classic Typewriter Page

This is a good site about typewriters, by Richard Polt, author of the excellent “Typewriter Revolution”: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/index.html

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