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    Default Vintage inks

    In 1959, a British team had only one hour's notice to get on ship and abandon their Antarctic polar research station. Someone needs to go back for all that ink. There's got to be some nice Mabie Todds nearby.


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    Default Re: Vintage inks

    Interesting to consider the pens and inks that are lying in wait for discovery. I read an article recently about a farmer who discovered a WWI soldier buried in one of his fields. The soldier had a safety pen in his pocket, still full of ink and it wrote immediately when uncapped!

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    Default Re: Vintage inks

    How long had he been buried when the farmer rummaged through his pockets?

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    Default Re: Vintage inks

    If I were given the opportunity to time travel I'd probably blow it on shopping.
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    Default Re: Vintage inks

    Quote Originally Posted by Turquoise View Post
    Interesting to consider the pens and inks that are lying in wait for discovery. I read an article recently about a farmer who discovered a WWI soldier buried in one of his fields. The soldier had a safety pen in his pocket, still full of ink and it wrote immediately when uncapped!
    Um..., sometimes we have to question and research what we read on the internet. If WWI, that puts the pen in hard rubber territory. Sac or no sac, such a pen would not protect its contents from the environment underground. Perhaps if the body was in a hermetic coffin with a juicy body, or below the water table, it might happen. But just a skeleton under a farm field?

    Oh! On second thought, did the article describe a farmer alive in early 20th century wartime, and that he dug up a relatively fresh body not long after the soldier's death? I've been trying to find the story online, to no avail. Please share.
    Last edited by FredRydr; March 21st, 2021 at 04:18 PM.

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