who invented the modern ballpoint pen
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What is a ballpoint pen made of?
Ball at the point can be of different diameter and can be made of brass, steel, or tungsten carbide. It is today the most widespread writing instrument and has literally changed the way we write. Trying to invent a pen which can write on leather, a tanner John J. Loud invented the first ballpoint pen and patented it in 1888 in America.
How did ballpoint pens become so popular?
Also, Parker Pens released The Jotter which used tungsten-carbide textured ball in its point and was cheaper which resulted in several millions sold pens in just a first year. Ballpoint pens started to take over the world.
Who invented the pen?
In the early 20th century, Lszl Br, a Hungarian newspaper editor, tried to make a pen that would dry quickly and without smudges. He noticed that ink used in newspaper printing dried quickly so he and his brother Gyrgy, who was a chemist, started experimenting on a workable pen.
Does Bic still make ballpoint pens?
Bich purchased the rights to the ballpoint from Br for $2 million in December 1950 and used the patent to found Bic. By 1953 the ballpoint was in full production and the company was known as Societe Bic.   This is is the same company that still exists today and sells millions of ballpoints a day.