Ink Bottle Inscription:
Samuel Kier erected America’s first commercial oil refinery near downtown Pittsburgh’s Grant & 7th St., producing illuminating oil from petroleum. Mr. Kier had intermittent contact with Edwin Drake regarding his oil well experimentation, as he shipped crude to Pittsburgh from Tarentum.
Every batch of Birmingham fountain pen ink is manufactured by hand in-house from a series of raw ingredients selected for quality and consistency. Each bottle is poured, capped, and labeled by hand.
Diluent - Highly purified laboratory grade water to ensure consistency
Thickener - Tempers feathering
Humectants - Influences dry-time
Lubricants - Regulates flow & performance
Surfactants - Regulates flow & performance
Preservative - Adds shelf life for safe long-term use & storage
Colorants - Powder dyes to bring colors alive in the solution
*The large 120mL bottles are round glass with a dropper cap.