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STUDENT'S ESSENTIALS SET

STUDENT'S ESSENTIALS SET
PENHOLDER, INK AND BLOTTING PAPER
17 €
From : PARIS

"Student's Essentials" set in a box including 1 fountain pen, 1 bottle of purple ink and a sheet of blotting paper.

Since Napoleon the 1st, French students have written with purple ink, which was traditionally the least expensive ink.  This ink was composed of violet methyl, also known for it's disinfectant properties.  The steel-tipped fountain pen invented by the Romans was only industrialised in the 19th century.  It was mandatory for use in primary schools in France until the 1970s.