What was the first pen?

What was the first pen?

While a student in Paris, Romanian Petrache Poenaru invented the fountain pen, which the French Government patented in May 1827. Fountain pen patents and production then increased in the 1850s. The first patent on a ballpoint pen was issued on October 30, 1888, to John J Loud.

Which came first pen or pencil?

The history of pens goes back, at least in the Western world, to ancient Egypt, to about 3000 BC. So pens predate the graphite pencil. The fountain pen was invented in 1884 and the ballpoint pen in 1888. Why did it take so long for ballpoint pens to take off?

When was the first pencil used?


Where was the first pencil invented?


What did they write with in the 1920s?

Fountain pen – Wikipedia. Fountain Pens were commonly used in the 1920s. Pens of the 20s had more flexible nibs suited to the favored handwriting styles of the period.

What did they write with in the 1600s?

Only reed pens were used as writing implements. Quill pens were the instrument of choice during the medieval era due to their compatibility with parchment and vellum. Before this the reed pen had been used, but a finer letter was achieved on animal skin using a cured quill.

How did people write in 1700?

In the early 1700’s, most writing was done with a pen on paper. It sounds pretty normal, except that the pen was made out of a goose feather, and the paper… Well, that wasn’t quite the same as ours either. In Europe, as soon as people had stopped using slabs of clay to write on, they had moved to parchment, or vellum.

What was first used to write on?


How did pioneers make ink?

Some pioneers used not just berries, but powdered roots and nuts as well to create their ink. You can made different colored inks depending on which berry you use. Directions: The vinegar helps the ink retain its color and the salt prevents molding.