Pens have their history in the feather sticks that were used in ancient times for the purposes of writing. The word pen is actually derived from a Latin word, ‘Penna', which refers to a feather. The pen thrives under the idea of a feather being able to suck in ink and retain it, and then being able to dispense it on a paper. Out of this idea grew a variety of pens like the cross pens, felt pens, ballpoint, reed pens, quill pens and many more. Pens can use different colors like red, blue, green and black.
The fountain pen took over the quill pens years ago. With the idea that the feather stick acted like an ink reservoir, they capitalized on that and acme up with the quill pens. The idea was to have a ink storage capacity in the pen, such that one would not need a person to constantly dip the pen in ink every now and then. The major challenge they encountered was the leaking that came with the metal nib of the pens.
Backing on this idea though, Lewis Waterman decided to try his hands on making the fountain pen and sure enough, in 1884, he came up with a viable product, on of the best of the times. He made a patent on the pens and this is how he became the pioneer for the writing industry.
Today, you will find that the fountain pens come in nine different nib sizes. They can either be italic, oblique or straight. The ink composition has also changed quite a bit because these days it is not solely extracted from herbs. The ink reservoir is made out of rubber material which you squeeze and insert in the ink bottle and when you release it, it is filled with ink.
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