Description and pictures of antique Inkwells and Desktop equipment go to:-
note: no items are for sale, site is for interest only
Any suggestions as to a source for quills to make pens for
serious play will be appreciated. Where are all the goose farmers when
you're lookin' for 'em?
APS 173024 UPSS 5563 Pasadena, California U.S.A. (626)799-1273
One thing I DO NOT recommend is substituting Chicken or turkey feathers.
Only waterfowl feathers have the necessary bend. Landfowl feathers are
very brittle and spattery. If there is a local college, contact the
Society for Creative Anachronism, who like to dress in medieval garb and
do everything at it was done several hundred years ago. If anybody knows
sources for goose quills, it would be they.
And to turn the discussion back to antiques... Hey, guys, two
when you have an antique inkwell and want to use it with your
steel-nibbed stick pen, do you find that the modern inks don't seem to
have the right consistency? Is it my technique, or the lack of proper
materials, that make my ink so uncooperative?
2. What on earth is that spongy stuff left in the nice cobalt-blue
bottle (not Parker's quink, but a tall, round-shouldered shape) I found
in the auctioneer's trash, and what might dissolve it so that the sun
could shine through?
> Any suggestions as to a source for quills to make pens for
> serious play will be appreciated. Where are all the goose farmers when
> you're lookin' for 'em?
> Charles Hile
> APS 173024 UPSS 5563 Pasadena, California U.S.A. (626)799-1273