Sunday, 13 January 2019

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!

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