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Long before the first commercial typewriter (1878), and now computer, tablets and smart phones, mankind discovered one of the most profound tools of all time. No it’s not fire or the wheel.  It’s the writing instrument.  From the early cave drawings to the nineteenth century, the history of humankind was recorded with some form of writing instrument.  Where would we be without it?  Writing, much like reading,  was considered a measure of the “educated”.  Even as late as the mid to late 1900’s, penmanship was still taught in schools and was seen as a valuable asset. A means to communicate thoughts, ideas, even love.

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