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Q 11 : Who invented Fountain Pen?

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Asked by prakash behera, 19 Apr '08 11:48 am
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The fountain pen was invented by Petrache Poenaru, a Romanian student in the city of Paris, the capital of France, in the 1850s, which the French government later patented.
Answered by Akshay Kalbag, 19 Apr '08 11:53 am

 
  
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Lewis Waterman patented the first practical fountain pen in 1884. Writing instruments designed to carry their own supply of ink had existed in principle for over one hundred years before Waterman's patent. For example, the oldest known fountain pen that has survived today was designed by a Frenchmen named M. Bion and dated 1702. Peregrin Williamson, a Baltimore shoemaker, received the first American patent for a pen in 1809. John Scheffer received a British patent in 1819 for his half quill, half metal pen that he attempted to mass manufacture. John Jacob Parker patented the first self-filling fountain pen in 1831. However, early fountain pen models were plagued by ink spills and other failures that left them impractical and hard to sell.
Answered by Janis, 19 Apr '08 01:44 pm

 
  
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by Lewis Waterman
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fine
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Petrache Poenaru, a Romanian
Answered by anupama kumar, 19 Apr '08 11:51 am

 
  
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