CLINK INK: Cornton Vale prisoners have been writing with quill pens
The presentations included writing with quill pens
were long goose feathers that were sharpened at the tip and then dipped in ink.
Old-time quill pens
and bottles of India ink were just what was needed to bring out the details of the pencil drawings and writing.
Danny Williams (front) and other pupils attempting to crack the authentic Tudor code with the help of Elizabethan quill pens
They had a chance to grip feathered quill pens
and sign their own names to parchment renditions of the Constitution, to check out an exhibit of the original constitutional journal of Florida from the 1800s, and to gobble up pieces of sheet cake decorated with the stars and stripes.
But it is also an introduction to many other things of bibliographical interest: the technology of watermark analysis, quill pens
, and ink chemistry; the history of pawn shops and the later years of the clarinetist Anton Stadler; and the rationales and practices of today's rare-book auction world and major music research institutions.
It's time to sharpen your quill pens
and think about ACE*SCLA 2005.
This was of particular use to partially-sighted clerks as they couldn't tell when their quill pens
had run out of ink.
The sense that everything's moving just a bit too fast - except the French tote, whose dividends, there is every reason to believe, are calculated by a team of myopic and rheumaticky persons seated on high chairs with nothing much to help them but quill pens
and abacuses - is the reason I didn't want to go this year.
While my friend and co-counsel Henry Quintero (5) sat comfortably at counsel table after pocketing one of the quill pens
, I drank most of the water available at the podium in a vain attempt to moisten my dry throat, and focused on willing my knees to hold me up.
They wear cloth head wraps into which paintbrushes are tucked and quill pens
are tied with knotted cords.