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Re: [BKARTS] Onion Skin?



As another past onion skinner, not only did I use it to get copies on the typewriter but I very much liked using it as
stationary ,writing on it with dip pen and ink.


I liked the crinkly feel and sound of it.

Does anyone still use pen and ink and write letters ?

Ingrid
On Apr 20, 2009, at 4:53 PM, Judy wrote:

As somebody who worked as a secretary with a manual typewriter for more years than I care to remember: "Onion skin" used to refer to a kind of typing paper which was a little translucent, a bit crinkly surface, mistakes erased very easily with a pencil eraser. This was in the days also of carbon paper, so a multi-copy job was made infinitely easier by using onion skin if yo made any mistakes. It wasn't acceptable in many instances, however.

I doubt that any of it was anywhere near an onion.

You young pups have no idea!

Signa

Bob Douglas wrote:
Jess:

I haven't seen it is quite a while, but as I recall, it's a thin foolscap that resembles onionskin in appearance - translucent medium brown. It is not actually made of onionskin.

Hope this helps,
Bob Douglas

-------------- Original message from jesse meyer <mc.tanner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>: --------------



Hello List.

Has anyone here ever heard of, or worked with onionskin paper? Is this an actual paper made using onion skin, or it just approximates onionskin? Similar to elephant hide paper? Is there such a thing?

Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you all,

Jesse

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