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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2022, 08:42 PM
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Agree Fernando, possibly early 19thC. Steel...

Agree Fernando, possibly early 19thC.
Steel nibs were first commercially manufactured in 1822.

From the Itinerant Scribe site:
You find history’s first hint of metal nibs in a 1792 ad, The...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2022, 04:32 AM
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Posted By Rick
Thumbs up I think DrD has ID'd this. Photo 2b makes a...

I think DrD has ID'd this.
Photo 2b makes a good argument for it being a quill cutter. Quite often these little tools had a very small knife included to clear the fibers inside the quill. I wonder...
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