Son Of The Pen

The weekend starts with a bang…….some moron drove his car into a neighbors house…the bedroom to be exact….fortunately the occupant had gotten up to pee….ergo the “big bang”…..

On to bigger things…..

The title was given to me by a friend in Syria many years ago….because I was constantly writing notes, papers and analyses….he said that I was linked to my pen in some mystical way…..ergo I was the “son of the pen”…..

I have been writing for about 50 years…in the beginning I took notes then wrote out the piece in long hand using a fountain pen….I chose the pen because I liked the way it wrote and my penmanship was much better with the fountain pen over a ball point.

I still take many notes before I wrote a post for IST and I am still using a fountain pen…they are harder to find these days and ink is even harder…I must use the internet to find the inks I desire there are NO stores in my area that sell bottled ink because kids would buy it for home-made tattoos.

I bring all this mundane stuff up because a regular here on IST, O Lado Escuro Da Lua (Dark Side Of The Moon),  turned me onto another post about the history of the fountain pen and I liked it and thought I would share…..

Source: History: The Fountain Pen | O LADO ESCURO DA LUA

It was a reblog from the original……

The idea of writing instruments designed to carry their own ink supply had been a theoretical idea, but it was not until the beginning of the 1700’s, that the theory was being put into practice.

The first fountain pen was designed by M.Bion a Frenchman in 1702, but it was more than a 100 years later in 1809. When American Peregrin Williamson, patented his design in 1809.

Source: History: The Fountain Pen | Roger Bussey

Since I love history I found this a fascinating piece…hopefully others will also.

I have had several custom made fountain pens by a friend in Washington state….

The “press” is a piece I wrote about my craftsman…the photo is an olive wood pen he made for me……

Olivewood Fountain Pen

Source: Jeff Ward, American Craftsman – In Saner Thought

Sadly Jeff has stop making pens for now…hopefully he will start up again in the near future.

That ends my post for today….I will enjoy my Saturday after a good chuckle at the knuckle head that ran into a house…..sad that this brings joy to my eyes…..I have so little amusement in my life other than reading Right wing blogs….tee hee

Please everyone have a good day….be well, be safe….chuq