Posted by Mr Quink on March 17, 2003 at 12:13:23:
In Reply to: Ireland Ink posted by Mogli on March 16, 2003 at 17:27:00:
Great memories - the teacher used to make the ink up in batches by adding water to a powder. It seemed to me that there were different qualities or maybe it was just the amount of water added. I never liked the blue-green colour of some batches.
But the thing I remember most is those terrible nibs that used to bend and twist at the slightest provocation. Just one little jab at the guy in front and it was busted! Your writing for the rest of the class then looked like it was written on the double or else blotched all over the place. Of course if you were rich you might just have another spare nib in your pencil case. You just slid open the top of your big heavy wooden pencil case (also useful for clocking the guy in front) pulled out a brand new shiny nib and stuck it into the holder and off you went again!