Monday, 21 January 2019

P-P-P-Pick Up a Penguin

P-P-P-Police recovered 2 Humboldt Penguins stolen from a zoo after a tip off....

Moose Jaw War

The city of Moose Jaw in Canada is fighting to regain its title as home to the world's biggest moose statue after the  Norwegian town of Stor-Elvdal beat them to it  by 31 cm.....

Monday, 14 January 2019

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Pen Makers to His Majesty King Edward VII

Ad from pen box - 1901-1910 

Enlarged Portrait of John Heath's World Famed Beauty

Pen nib advert from  inside a box of nibs, which I got given. My sister in law worked in a book shop which was previously a stationers -they were disposing of a shoe box-full of old pen nibs from the 1900s!  Birmingham was the pen-making centre industry in 1865 and according to one Mr Timmins there were 12 steel pen manufacturers making 14,112,000 pens a week using up to 10 tons of steel!