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Courtney OP Section in Palmer's Penmanship Budget
« on: November 03, 2016, 05:42:02 AM »
The book Palmer's Penmanship Budget has an Ornamental Penmanship section by F.B. Courtney. Something I found out the other day and might be worth sharing here. It starts at page 71.

https://archive.org/details/PalmersPenmanshipBudget

Hope it is of interest to some.
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Re: Courtney OP Section in Palmer's Penmanship Budget
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 09:50:58 AM »
Thank you for sharing this! Strangely enough, I was reading the Palmer Method last night. It is amazing how thorough and strict the instruction is - in particular regarding posture, position, and muscle movement. Fascinating. The text you shared has even more exemplars than the one I read so thanks!  :)
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Re: Courtney OP Section in Palmer's Penmanship Budget
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 04:19:01 PM »
Glad you liked it @Erica McPhee, and what a coincidence!

I understand that back in the days, Palmer was one of the most rigid methods around. As it was developed as a less laborious style than Spencerian, targeted at efficiency and stamina, I was kind of surprised to find an OP section in the book. Though it does not span a lot of pages, I still think it's quite nice and a good reference. It has some elements I recognise from Lessons in Dashy Writing, also by F.B. Courtney, an excellent scan of which can be found here.
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Re: Courtney OP Section in Palmer's Penmanship Budget
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2016, 12:46:51 AM »
This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing @Rednaxela.
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Re: Courtney OP Section in Palmer's Penmanship Budget
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 01:08:08 AM »
This is a wonderful resource.

Thanks Alexander,
just downloaded it to my tablet.  Bed time reading :)

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Re: Courtney OP Section in Palmer's Penmanship Budget
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 11:59:01 AM »
Wow! It must be synchronicity (or some other synonym thereof).

I was trying to tidy up my little writing alcove last night when I got distracted  :) by a Palmer's American Penman magazine I found lodged behind my desk. There was an amazing example of flourishing by Courtney  that I had to sit and admire (much more engrossing than cleaning) and an ad on the back cover explaining that you could send a dollar to Mr Courtney for more in depth instruction.

Thank you for sharing the link to the Palmer's Budget Penmanship. It will be interesting see more OP by Courtney.