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    Fountain Pens (Crowood Collectors') (Hardback) By (author) Peter Twydle

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    DescriptionThe fountain pen as we know it today developed over thousands of years, from the simple stylus used for cutting marks into clay tablets, to the brush, through the reed, the quill and the steel-nib dip pen, and finally to the self-contained fountain pen. The advent of electronic communication of the written word has failed to dim the appeal of the fountain pen, and names such as Parker, Waterman and Sheaffer remain household names. "Fountain Pens" covers the complete history of the fountain pen with useful advice on how to build a collection and where best to look for fountain pens, from car boot sales to the internet.


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    Title
    Fountain Pens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Twydle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 193 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847971142
    ISBN 10: 1847971148
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 745
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    BISAC V2.8: ANT000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14260
    BIC subject category V2: WCX
    DC22: 681.6
    Thema V1.0: WCX
    Illustrations note
    265 colour photographs
    Publisher
    The Crowood Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The Crowood Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Ramsbury
    Author Information
    Peter Twydle is the only son of the master pensmith, the late Arthur Twydle, and has been involved in selling, restoring and collecting fountain pens for over forty years. He trained in pen repair and sales with the Parker Pen Company, which had also trained both his parents. At eighteen, he took over the running of his father's shops. Peter then went on to help his father run his Pen Museum and launched the Pen Museum website, from which he began selling pens for the collector's market. Resident - East Yorkshire