In week two of our experiment the trends continue pretty much as expected. The good are very good, there are a few in the middle of the pack, and the bad are very ugly. And dry.
It is pretty obvious that C is a complete failure, without some kind of retrofitted seal. Likely it will be completely empty by day fifteen. We have several similar types of inkwell in stock, and we may set up a repeat experiment among similar types, just to see what kind of variables different designs introduce. We are intrigued as to the possible reasons for a covered inkwell to out-under-perform an open cylinder!
All this being said, we can certainly make lemonade of the lemon-ish inkwells in this experiment. We are already thinking about ways of making tasteful cork stoppers for old inkwells
In the mean time, we will continue through the four week period of the experiment, even though the trends are pretty obvious. We shall post the next update in about a week’s time.