Re: [WarOf1812] Re: Writing Impliments
>But then teachers (or school boards) are conservative in nature. InSorry but I'm someway off the Forum topic! but in the early sixties in
>the 40's (that's the 1940s should anyone be in doubt) in elementary
>school I graduated from pencils to steel nibbed pens and ink wells -
> fountain pens were prohibited. In the 50's in high school fountain
>pens were permitted - but not ball points. Heavens forbid - what
>would happen to penmanship?
UK this was still true and by the time I left school in 1969 exam work
was not allowed to be written in what we then called biro! Ah well back
I thought that traditionally goose feathers were the preferred quills,
but I guess anything that came to hand.