Volume 32, Issue 1 (January 1987)

    Line Quality—Historic and Contemporary Views

    (Received 6 February 1986; accepted 5 March 1986)


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    The various elements of the writing movement that are recorded in a person's handwriting are important parts of all identifications, in some problems absolutely controlling. A. S. Osborn introduced the term, line quality, to embrace all factors relating to writing movement. A portion of the factors relates to the writing instrument used. Have modern writing instruments hidden most of these factors? The analysis of this problem finds that there is some need to modify Osborn's conception slightly to a contemporary definition. With such modification the term line quality is still valid.

    Author Information:

    Hilton, O
    Examiner of questioned documents, Landrum, SC

    Stock #: JFS12333J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12333J

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    Title Line Quality—Historic and Contemporary Views
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30