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You might why on Earth am I posting a link to an article on the BBC web site about ballpoint pens.

 

Well there is some nice history there, some nice drawings by an artist.

 

And the drawing of a supposed "fountain pen" is of a dip pen! Oh, the outrage! :wallbash:

Enjoy.

 

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20201028-history-of-the-ballpoint-pen

 

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That was quite interesting. I have several Bic Cristals that I still use from time to time.

 

Apparently their flagship pen since 1950

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Very interesting, thanks for posting this article. I still remember as a child in the UK, being with my Mother in her bank in the early 50's and when she signed something with a ballpoint pen, the teller offered her some blotting paper.

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