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The  Tamblyn System   is  based  on Muscular movement; by some  designated as "Arm Movement" and  by  others as  "Forearm Movement;" which  is  the  only  movement  that has  ever  produced  practical business writers.   While  the   copies  represent  a  fair  degree of  accuracy, yet mechanical  accuracy, such  as  used  in  some  copy  books, is purposely avoided.    Such  mechanical accuracy of  copies  restricts movement  and  develops  pure  finger action.

It has  been  thoroughly proven  that practice from  copies  mechanically accurate  develops   a cramped   movement.    It compels finger action  in the  formation of letters, giving a fair degree of accuracy in slow writing, and  which, when  speed is  necessary, becomes  scribbling, almost  illegible.     In  the Tamblyn System, movement is placed first,  accuracy of  form secondary.

The  lifelessness and  mechanical exactness  of  hand  engraved   copies  which  represent the  skill   of  the   penciler   and engraver instead of  the  penman, do not  arouse the  enthusiasm of the  pupil, and  tend  rather to.discourage than to encour­ age  him.    On the  other  hand  copies  that show  they  were  executed  easily  and  have  the  appearance of real  writing, encour­ age  him with  the idea  that he will  be able  to write similarly  with  reasonable effort and  practice.

The  exercises and  copies  given  in  this   book  are  photo-engraved from  actual free  hand,  rapid  writing by  the  author and  are,  therefore, an  exact  representation; and  the  system is practically the  same  (with  some changes as experience has taught) as employed  by him for  the  past    thirty-five years in class  work  and  in  correspondence instruction.



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Position of body at desk.

SIT EXACTLY  facing the  desk; left  side  slig;htly  closer  to  it,  with  the  breast an  inch  or  two  from the  edge  of the  desk;  both  arms  on the  table  and   resting at  about right  angles   with   each   other. (See  illustrations No.1 below  and  No.3, page  9.)    Sit  moderately straight and  in leaning over,  be sure  not  to  bend  the  spine  between the  neck  and  hips.    (See  illlustrations, No.2 below, and  No. 6, page 9.)    Don't  crowd  the  chair  up under  the  desk,  neither sit  on the  very  froll't  edge  of  the  seat. This  compels  the  curving of  the  opine,  else  sitting uncomfortably straight.     Rest  any  necessary weig•ht of  the  body  on the  left  arm,  thus  not  interfering with  the  freedom of  the  right arm



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