Posted by Woodhouse on May 05, 1998 at 13:29:24:
In response to Portable writing set..., written by Davidia on May 01, 1998 at 15:03:43
With regard to writing tools, Waterman did invent the fountain pen in the latter 19th C, however, the ball point or "steel writing pen" came into use much earlier--around 1819 I think. It was not, however, very popular due to problems with the ink, if memory serves. Do we have an expert in the audience with a better memory or better resources on this topic?
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