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Offline penstaff

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Colonial Williamsburg ink powder
« on: August 24, 2015, 03:41:21 PM »
This is not a new ink, but haven't seen it mentioned on FF. It is a fine POWDER, made from the soot of burnt lamp oil. When mixed with warm to hot water it gives a very nice writing medium to try. And it's definitely worth the try...you might want to add a few drops of Gum Arabic to the mixture. It can be purchased from Colonial Williamsburg Historic America, P.O. box, 218, White Oak, GA 31568. They also stock stationery, quills, sealing wax, ink stands and playing cards along with other items. Personally I like the writing ability of mix-your-own ink, Chinese stick ink, but I like the Kaimei the best overall.

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Re: Colonial Williamsburg ink powder
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 02:38:41 AM »
Thanks for the info. My sister had gone to Williamsburg and brought me back a pack of the black, blue and red powdered inks and I had wondered if they would be any good. I'm definitely going to try them now.
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