A booklet printed in black and white, 36 pages. Transactions of the Newcomen Society 77(2007) 69 - 100. Read at the Science Museum, London by Dr. Geoff Roe on 14th December 2005. Contributions from Jeremy Collingridge, Alan Hobbs, Graham Hogg, Stephen Hull, Marc Van der Stricht and Michael West under the principal authorship of the late Dr Geoff Roe and in the name of the Society.
It brings up to date the J.P Maginnis lectures of the Society of Arts of 1905 and describes both the general technologies involved and their application in the writing instruments produced since.