Pen and Ink

Do you remember fountain pens with the screw in ink cartridges? We used to have those when I was in grade school. We also had traditional fountain pens with the siphoning mechanism to suck up the ink out of an ink bottle. In older times there were ink wells in the student desks. Of course we had ball point pens too. But fountain pens seemed like more fun to use. Only sometimes they would leak and make ink stains on my middle finger. You could pick out the color of the ink, blue, blue-black, turquoise blue. Writing by hand with pen and paper is a lost art and my penmanship is not a good as it used to be. I do have a nice Montblanc fountain pen with a bottle of blue-black ink. You need to twist the barrel to siphon the ink into the pen. I’d like to start writing letters again.

Fountain pen ink cartridges (assorted) via wikimedia

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt word for today is “ink.” Featured image of ‘Fountain Pen’ by WolfBlur on Fountain pen ink cartridges, ( assorted brands) by Pavel.satrapa on wikimedia.

14 thoughts on “Pen and Ink

  1. Madeeha

    Hi Deborah,
    I prefer fountain pen over ball point pen. Due to some reasons I feel my handwriting gets bad when I use ball point pen. Writing with fountain pen gives me confidence. Lovely write up Deborah!

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Fountain pens seem more elegant. Is it the liquid ink on the paper? Maybe that’s why my handwriting is not as good (because of ball points) or that I do not get much practice writing by hand anymore. Thank you, Madeeha. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I think I used a Parker fountain pen when I was in grade school and it was inexpensive. I recently cleaned my Montblanc. It would be cool to see if your Cross pen is still working. I had a Cross ball point pen and pencil set. Cross made some lovely pens. ๐Ÿ™‚

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