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A quite efficient fountain pen may be quickly made by bending an ordinary pen, as shown at A, and inserting it In the holder opposite to the regular pen, as shown at B. For best results, the point of the auxiliary pen should just touch the regular pen.-Contributed by Thos. L. Parker, Wibaux, Mont.
Ill: The Space between the Pens Forms the Fountain, Which is Sufficient for Considerable Writing
A little water added to oil paint Will make a flat or lusterless finish and Will do no Harm to the paint, as The Water evaporates In time.