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    Quote Originally Posted by NibsForScript View Post
    Here is a cool link with all the information as to how it was done on the subject.

    https://archive.org/details/historyofinventi00fole
    What a mind-numbing job it must have been to slit 100 nibs an hour by hand, one at a time. There was probably a less-skilled worker inserting the unslit nibs into holders at least as quickly. Tough way to make a living, but better than going underground to mine coal. (Coal mining is my go-to "there are worse jobs" comparison. I was born in coal mining country near the Pennsylvania/West Virginia Mason-Dixon line.)

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    Precision in the old days
    In 1770s, John Harrison has finished his famous H4 chronometer watch with an accurate to within 24/9 seconds per day.The D shaped pallets of Harrison's escapement are both made of diamond

    Captain James Cook used a copy of H4, on his second and third voyages, initially, the cost of these chronometers was quite high (roughly 30% of a ship's cost).

    If you look upon this don't you think it was possible to make a nib

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    1600px-Harrison's_Chronometer_H5.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manupropria View Post
    Precision in the old days
    In 1770s, John Harrison has finished his famous H4 chronometer watch with an accurate to within 24/9 seconds per day.The D shaped pallets of Harrison's escapement are both made of diamond

    Captain James Cook used a copy of H4, on his second and third voyages, initially, the cost of these chronometers was quite high (roughly 30% of a ship's cost).

    If you look upon this don't you think it was possible to make a nib

    Best,

    Martin
    1600px-Harrison's_Chronometer_H5.JPG
    Indeed. A masterwork of form and function, to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asciiaardvark View Post
    You might enjoy this: https://youtu.be/3xkOETcaVSk -- Rathnam Pens hand-making a nib with a hammer and lathe
    That is great! thanks for posting!!

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