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Fountain Pen Repairs

  • The Highlo Pen Museum Fountain pen repair and restoration service, spares and tools. Run by Arthur Twydle’s son Peter.
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Alfred Fairbank and Kenneth Yates-Smith, two public faces of Italic handwriting in the 1950s at a National Handwriting Competition


Former Chairman Graham Last speaking at an SIH AGM at the Art Workers' Guild. Photograph courtesy of Ludwig Tan.


Foster Neville with Tom Gourdie, MBE, prolific author and tireless advocate of Italic, at his home in Kirkaldy, December 2001. Photograph courtesy of Ludwig Tan.