For the handwriting recognition software that is part of Mac OS X, see Inkwell (software).
An inkwell is a small jar or container, often made of glass, ceramic, or pewter, that is used for holding ink in a place convenient for the person who is writing. The artist or writer dips his brush or dip pen into the inkwell as needed or uses the inkwell as the source for filling the reservoir of his fountain pen. Inkwell is the name of the handwriting recognition software in Mac OS X, introduced in version 10. ... Glass can be made transparent and flat, or into other shapes and colors as shown in this sphere from the Verrerie of Brehat in Brittany. ... Fixed Partial Denture, or Bridge The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word ÎºÎµÏÎ±Î¼Î¹ÎºÏÏ (keramikos). ... Pewter plate Pewter is a metal alloy, traditionally between 85 and 99 percent tin, with the remainder consisting of 1-4 percent copper, acting as a hardener, with the addition of lead for the lower grades of pewter and a bluish tint. ... An ink is a liquid containing various pigments and/or dyes used for colouring a surface to render an image or text. ... Three dip pens, and six nibs. ... A fountain pen is a writing instrument, more specifically a pen, that contains a reservoir of water-based ink that is fed to a nib through a feed via a combination of gravity and capillary action. ...
An inkwell usually has a hinged or screwed-on lid to prevent contamination, evaporation, accidental spillage, and excessive exposure to air.
Up to the mid/late 1980s, many UK infant and junior schools used flip-lid wooden desks with a built-in inkwell featuring a sliding lid, all made from brass. This type of desk has been featured for many years in the Beano cartoon strip The Bash Street Kids. The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... Brass is the term used for alloys of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses each with unique properties. Note that in comparison bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin. ... Beano can refer to: The Beano, a British childrens comic. ... The Bash Street Kids is a comic strip in the UK comic The Beano, and is often seen as respresentative of the comic, rivalling Dennis the Menace. ...
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