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:

  1. glass well with a simple gravity-closing hinged lid
    • Inkwell
    • Inkwell A Detail
  2. glass well with a silver snap-close hinged lid
    • Inkwell
    • Inkwell B Detail
  3. metal well with glass insert and a hinged outer cover (thus with space between the insert and the cover)
    • Inkwell
    • Inkwell C Detail
  4. wooden well with glass insert and an unhinged cloth-lined wooden lid
    • Inkwell
    • Inkwell D Detail
  5. glass writing-box bottle, with threaded brass lid
    • Inkwell
    • Inkwell E Detail
  6. pottery ink bottle, with a new, replacement, cork
    • Inkwell
  7. (control) plastic graduated cylinder, open (right)
    • Inkwell
  8. (control) modern glass ink bottle with plastic lid and synthetic lid liner (J. Herbin) (left)
    • Inkwell

We are recording data manually, and also with a spreadsheet. Weekly results will be posted here on our blog, so stay tuned…

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