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Who invented the capillary feed fountain pen?
Lewis Edson Waterman (1837 – 1901) was the inventor of the capillary feed fountain pen and the founder of Ideal Pen Company and Waterman Pen Company. Waterman was born on November 18, 1837, in Decatur, New York. We don鈥檛 know much about his early life, but we are aware that he was a shorthand instructor, book salesperson and an insurance agent.
Did Waterman really invent the fountain pen?
Decades later, once it had overshadowed all its earliest rivals, the Waterman company boldly began to claim to have invented the first practical fountain pen 鈥?a claim which is now as widely accepted as it is false.
Who invented the pen?
Peregrin Williamson, a Baltimore shoemaker, received the first American patent for such a pen in 1809. John Scheffer received a British patent in 1819 for a half-quill-half-metal pen that he attempted to mass manufacture.
When was the first self-filling pen invented?
With W. B. Purvis鈥檚 1890 patent, the first self-filling fountain pen was invented. However, the Sheaffer fountain pen in 1912 added the efficient lever-filler ink mechanism that remained the primary refill method for the next few decades.