(*Portrait used with permission from Michael Sullís Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship, Volume I.)
(**See bottom of page for the Skeels Penholder)
Mr. Arthur G. Skeels, whose portrait appears herewith, was born in 1881 near Mineral City, Ohio. As usual, he is a farm product, receiving his education on the farm and in the country schools. Then he taught country school, and completed a commercial course at the Massillon, Ohio, Actual Business College between times. He next taught commercial and, shorthand subjects in Scio, Ohio, College for three years, following that he engaged in office and stenographic work in both Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.
Pictured below is a vintage Skeels oblique penholder. This is the style of holder that was preferred by C.V. Howe. The holder is notable for it's unique pen staff design: