A mundane invention commissioned by the aristocrat sir C.H. Garmis about five decades ago, the twin pens were designed because sir Garmis got sick of having to sign contracts and other legal papers twice, thrice or even more times. He went to his good friend P. Spetnon, owner of the famous Spetnon & Co., a dip pen manufacturer in Aventarle, and explained his annoyance. Soon afterwards the twin pens were produced.
Only a few twin pens were made, since demand was extremely low, and manufacturing was cancelled after only five months. Nowadays, they have become a collectors item among pen collectors.
The twin pens are two pens attached to one another with a small horizontal metal bar. The user holds onto one of the two pens to write and the other pen automatically follows the same movement. The horizontal bar between the twin pens is adjustable to optimize usage on two different pieces of paper.
The user should be aware of two things while using twin pens. First of, the user must keep an eye on the alignment of the pieces of paper on which should be written. In some instances the distance between the twin pens cannot be made large enough, and the user has to use a regular pen.
The second thing the user has to keep an eye on, is the amount of ink still present on the pen nips. For it would be a shame to realize afterwards that one of the pens was without ink and the signature or phrase has to be written once more, defeating the purpose of the twin pens.
Keeping an eye on both pens in relation to their respective paper, at the same time, is a skill which is perfected with time.