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 Post subject: Re: Stylus
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:22 pm 
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GKC wrote:
... Much classier than gramophone needles, made of bamboo.

Bamboo needles. I did not know that.
We, cousins and I, played with grandparents' gramophone as children.
Cousins still have it.

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 Post subject: Re: Stylus
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... Much classier than gramophone needles, made of bamboo.

Bamboo needles. I did not know that.
We, cousins and I, played with grandparents' gramophone as children.
Cousins still have it.


It was common. Sometimes called fiber needles. Other types were steel. A neighbor had a cabinet model of a gramophone, in the attic, in my early childhood. There was a small cup on the turntable, for spare needles, and one or two were still there. Bamboo.

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 Post subject: Re: Stylus
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:56 pm 
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GKC wrote:
It was common. Sometimes called fiber needles. Other types were steel. A neighbor had a cabinet model of a gramophone, in the attic, in my early childhood. There was a small cup on the turntable, for spare needles, and one or two were still there. Bamboo.

Just for fun I will plan to ask at some point (yes also a pun) if the needles are steel or fiber.
Remembering to ask will be an entirely different thing ...

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 Post subject: Re: Stylus
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"stylus"

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There is also the printmaking process known as Intaglio in which as also the process known as etching. In etching, for example, the plate is covered in a resin ground or an acid-resistant wax material. Using an etching needle, or a similar tool (stylus), the image is engraved into the ground, revealing the plate underneath. The plate is then dipped into acid. The acid bites into the surface of the plate where it was exposed. Biting is a printmaking term to describe the acid's etching, or incising, of the image.[5] After the plate is sufficiently bitten, the plate is removed from the acid bath, and the ground is removed to prepare for the next step in printing.

The plate is smeared with ink and then wiped, leaving ink in the bitten out lines that are transferred to to the print paper duplicating the stylus etched image.

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 Post subject: Re: Stylus
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There is also the printmaking process known as Intaglio in which as also the process known as etching. In etching, for example, the plate is covered in a resin ground or an acid-resistant wax material. Using an etching needle, or a similar tool (stylus), the image is engraved into the ground, revealing the plate underneath. The plate is then dipped into acid. The acid bites into the surface of the plate where it was exposed. Biting is a printmaking term to describe the acid's etching, or incising, of the image.[5] After the plate is sufficiently bitten, the plate is removed from the acid bath, and the ground is removed to prepare for the next step in printing.

The plate is smeared with ink and then wiped, leaving ink in the bitten out lines that are transferred to to the print paper duplicating the stylus etched image.


True. I have some etchings so produced.

And the stylus here functions as a stylus did in writing on wax tablets, in days of yore. Way back yore.

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 Post subject: Re: Stylus
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Styli used by the Romans look like nails, used to press on their tablets.

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A fancy ink pen. One of those with a small cylinder of ink.

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 Post subject: Re: Stylus
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TreeBeard wrote:
A fancy ink pen. One of those with a small cylinder of ink.



The French use stylo in two senses: stylo bille for ball point, stylo plume for fountain pen.

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So... I’m write!

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TreeBeard wrote:
So... I’m write!


Write on.

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A stylus is a pointed instrument for carving into may wax tablet. Equivalent of whiteboards for ancient students, and frequently used for business even in the 19th century... And yes I have one.

By extension, it any such pointed instrument used either to engrave or to apply ink (but without any reservoir, e.g apply individual points).

This is opposed to the pen (from penna, meaning feather, compare calamus for a reed pen) even dip pens have a reserve. And to the pencil (from pencillus, horse hair) which applies a mixture of graphite and clay

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 Post subject: Re: Stylus
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Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
A stylus is a pointed instrument for carving into may wax tablet. Equivalent of whiteboards for ancient students, and frequently used for business even in the 19th century... And yes I have one.

By extension, it any such pointed instrument used either to engrave or to apply ink (but without any reservoir, e.g apply individual points).

This is opposed to the pen (from penna, meaning feather, compare calamus for a reed pen) even dip pens have a reserve. And to the pencil (from pencillus, horse hair) which applies a mixture of graphite and clay



Sounds vaguely familiar, parts of this.

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GKC wrote:
Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
A stylus is a pointed instrument for carving into may wax tablet. Equivalent of whiteboards for ancient students, and frequently used for business even in the 19th century... And yes I have one.

By extension, it any such pointed instrument used either to engrave or to apply ink (but without any reservoir, e.g apply individual points).

This is opposed to the pen (from penna, meaning feather, compare calamus for a reed pen) even dip pens have a reserve. And to the pencil (from pencillus, horse hair) which applies a mixture of graphite and clay



Sounds vaguely familiar, parts of this.

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