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The Great Inkwell Experiment Part Five—Third-Week Results

glass well with a simple gravity-closing hinged lid; glass well with a silver snap-close hinged lid; metal well with glass insert and a hinged outer cover (thus with space between the insert and the cover); wooden well with glass insert and an unhinged cloth-lined wooden lid; glass writing-box bottle, with threaded brass lid; pottery ink […]

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The Great Inkwell Experiment Part Four—Second-Week Results

glass well with a simple gravity-closing hinged lid; glass well with a silver snap-close hinged lid; metal well with glass insert and a hinged outer cover (thus with space between the insert and the cover); wooden well with glass insert and an unhinged cloth-lined wooden lid; glass writing-box bottle, with threaded brass lid; pottery ink […]

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The Great Inkwell Experiment Part Three—First-Week Results

glass well with a simple gravity-closing hinged lid; glass well with a silver snap-close hinged lid; metal well with glass insert and a hinged outer cover (thus with space between the insert and the cover); wooden well with glass insert and an unhinged cloth-lined wooden lid; glass writing-box bottle, with threaded brass lid; pottery ink […]

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The Great Inkwell Experiment Part Two—The Subjects

We are happy to announce that the experiment is up and running, starting on February 18, 2011. Details of the Inkwells are as follows: glass well with a simple gravity-closing hinged lid metal well with glass insert and a hinged outer cover (thus with space between the insert and the cover) glass writing-box bottle, with […]

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The Great Inkwell Experiment

There have been several thoughts expressed to us recently, showing concern about how useful old inkwells actually are, due to evaporation rates. It occurred to us that it might be useful to have some empirical evidence either for or against (or, more likely still, both) this feeling. We have a number of inkwells in our […]

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Breaking Down a Parker Vacumatic Filler Unit

One of the giants of American pen manufacturing, Parker, produced millions of pens using the vacumatic filling system. It proved to be reliable, provided for a huge amount of ink storage, but also intimidates many collectors. We hope that this complete tear-down will remove much of the mystique from this venerable but reliable piece of […]

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