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According to the info in

http://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/history/e...n/einstein.html, in 1921 Einstein gave Ehrenfest an unusual present: The fountain pen he had used to write down his research on general relativity. It is now on display in the Boerhaave Museum in Leiden. The link in that page is broken but the image is the one below.<p>(It looks like a flex one :) )

 

http://www.museumboerhaave.nl/maandobjecten/images2003/vulpeneinstein.jpg

 

Then Paul posted this image

 

http://www.th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de/~jr/gif/phys/einst_szil.jpg

 

and JRG offered these two links

 

http://www.accucom.net/loesljrg/misc/Einstein1.jpghttp://www.accucom.net/loesljrg/misc/Einstein2.jpg

 

I thought it should be kept somewhere for reference.

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Yes this is why I enjoy FPN. Sharing the knowledge is one of the most enjoyable aspects of this hobby. ;)

I think the pen is a Waterman 22 taper cap, c. 1900-15 according to Vintagepens.com (link) it looks like the middle of the three shown below.

 

http://www.vintagepens.com/images/perm/wmaneds.jpg

Einstein pen shown in the Dutch museum probably has an add-on clip.

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