This section is from the book "The Corner Cupboard; Or, Facts For Everybody", by Robert Kemp Philp. Also available from Amazon: The Corner Cupboard; or Facts for Everybody.
Pens (Metallic). This description of pens came into use about the year 1830. Quills are said to have been first used lor pens in 553, or. as some say, in 635.
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