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Old 09-08-2017, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Kitless Pen Archaeology

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Got this today. . I feel like I wasted my money on taps and dies !!

Metal writing tool discovered in ancient city of Assos – ArchaeoFeed

Kids rule the world !!! .... eventually if not already !

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Old 09-09-2017, 07:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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"The point was used for writing and the flat part was used to make corrections."

The first "edit undo" button.
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It was a single purpose tool, it only worked on wax tablets.
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Old 09-09-2017, 03:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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They sure didn't have much style in creation, did they. Give that to this group and it would be segmented and comfort gripped, with shiny pieces everywhere.

cool artifact
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Nice - thanks!
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That looks like the first pen that I made. Where did you say they got that picture from?
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David, Not to sure - it could have been my second one.

Interesting - thanks for sharing.
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