Thanks for your kind words Steve. In answer to your question, a double writer is a writing implement, pen or pencil, that has another attached to it, usually hidden by your hand that when you write on one surface, it duplicates your writing upon another surface close-by.
There is one mentioned in Jinx and Ed Mellon had one described many years ago and then it fell by the way side for a very long time. Bill Tarr resurrected the idea with what he called the BT One, and then imporved upon it and called it the BT Two (which uses a pen) which is my favorite of the ones out there. it allows you to write in black ink (and the black pen is visible too) and yet to secretly write in red as well on another card, at the same time.
You can closely duplicate anything you can do with a nail writer but it is a great alternative when someone is burning your hands for a nail writer because they were watching the masked moron.
Gary Kurtz came out with what he called a ghost writer but I did not happen to like it as much as Bill Tarr's gimick.
Hope that explains it for you. If you want to know more, feel free to ask.
Originally posted by Steve Spicer:
Great advice- as usual. You're very knowledgeable and willing to share your expertise. Thankyou.
My question is: What is a double writer?
P.S. Thought I would let you know I've printed more of your posts on this fine forum than anyone else's posts. You're the best.