"This book invites one to develop anew or deepen one’s love for beautiful old writing instruments.
Hundreds of contemporary engravings, illustrations, advertisements, photos, and catalog and brochure excerpts accompany the reader through the exciting written history of the quill pen, pencil, and fountain pen and their use.
Editors and journalists, salespeople, architects, students, and above all, collectors of historic writing instruments, will find facts about the origin, variation and further development of one of the most important and personal of humanity’s useful tools – the writing instrument.
From the Contents
The origin of writing. The early writing instruments. The steel pen, pencil, fountain pen, ball point pen, and felt-tip marker. The most beautiful historical fountain pens. The major brands: Conway-Stewart, Cross, edding, Faber-Castell, Geha, Kaweco, Lamy, Montblanc, Onoto, Parker, Pelikan, Senator, Schwan-Stabilo, Sheaffer, Soennecken, Staedtler, Swan, Wahl-Eversharp, Waterman. How a fountain pen is made. Patents and curiosities. "