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Ink Trivia

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Ink Trivia Question: What is the difference between ink bottles and ink wells?Answer: Inkwells are different from ink bottles in that they are filled from ink bottles and are used as a temporary home. Their purpose is to house the ink in a convenient place for the writer. Traveling ink wells are a classic example of its portable use.

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Ink Trivia

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Question: How long will the average ballpoint pen refill last?Answer: 2 miles worth of writing

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Ink Trivia Government Ink

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Question: What ink formula is the standard for use in the United States Post Office?Answer: 11.7 grams of tannic acid, 3.8 grams of gallic acid crystals, 15 grams of ferrous sulphate crystals, 12.5 grams of a diluted hydrochloric acid, 12.5 grams of phenol acid, 1 gram of black dye and 1 liter of distilled water.At the turn of the century, the United States government devised a standard for ink for use in post offices. With much wear and tear on pens used in United States Post Offices, this formula was written originally to provide ink for use in its lobbies....

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Question: What is the oldest ink-written postcard?Answer: The oldest ink-written postcard is dated 1840 and was discovered in 2002. It was penned by an English gentleman who sent it to himself. Prior to this discovery, postcards in the late 1960s from Germany, Austria and the USA were thought to be the oldest ones of record.

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Using a twist converter with Ink BottleOne of the many joys of using a fine fountain pen is availability in the wide assortment of bottled ink to choose from. Whether conservative or flamboyant, there is an ink to fit every personality and your every mood. You can always dip a pen for inking, but using a pen converter provides a longer lasting ink reserve and allows your ideas to flow. Some may be a little leery of exploring using a fountain pen converter. Here are some detailed easy instructions to take out the mystery of converters.1.) Unscrew the neck from...

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