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…..
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.
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……
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