Evolution of the Pen

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  • 100

    Primitave Writeing tools

    Primitave Writeing tools
    The first writing tools where a wet piece of clay and apiece of straw. They would inscribe they’re writings in the clay and then let it dry. This became popular around 8500 B.C. The Evolution of the Pen: From Stone to Feather. (2007, January 17). Articlesbase.com. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from http://www.articlesbase.com/hobbies-articles/the-evolution-of-the-pen-from-stone-to-feather-92404.html
  • 100

    Wax and Stylus

    Wax and Stylus
    The first pen is created to the Greek. They had a stylus, which was usually metal, ivory, and bone. The letters where inscribed in a tablet in coated in wax. Bellis, M. (n.d.). A Brief History of Writing Instuments - Ink and Letters. A Brief History of Writing Instuments - Ink and Letters. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa100197.htm
  • 500

    The Quill

    The Quill
    The Quill was first used between 500 and 700 AD. The quill is a feather that was dipped in a nut or gum based ink. The user would have to reapply ink after every few words and would have to watch out for to much ink on the quill which could cause a splotch. Wright, J. (2009, April 15). Who Invented the Quill? EHow. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from http://www.ehow.com/facts_4911289_who-invented-quill.html
  • The dip pen

    The dip pen
    The fountain pen was patented in 1803. In 1884 Louis Waterman invented the first proper fountain pen. The pen was able to hold ink in itself. The writing was the same as the quill. It had a pointy end and the ink would slide of it and onto the paper. The pen would have to be refilled every once in a while with so that it could keep being used.
    HISTORY OF WRITING IMPLEMENTS - over 6000 years. (n.d.). HISTORY OF WRITING IMPLEMENTS - over 6000 Years. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from http://www.rin
  • The Ball Point

    The Ball Point
    In the summer of 1943, the first commercial ball point pen was made. The original invention was created by Josef Lazlo and Georg Biro. In 1953 the first inexpensive pen was made by the BIC. HISTORY OF WRITING IMPLEMENTS - over 6000 years. (n.d.). HISTORY OF WRITING IMPLEMENTS - over 6000 Years. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from http://www.ringpen.com/history.html
  • Felt tiped pen

    Felt tiped pen
    The first felt-tip pen to come to the U.S from Japan was Paper mates in 1960’s. After the success of the felt tipped pens manufacturers came out with other fabric pens such as the highlighter. HISTORY OF WRITING IMPLEMENTS - over 6000 years. (n.d.). HISTORY OF WRITING IMPLEMENTS - over 6000 Years. Retrieved October 3, 2012 HISTORY OF WRITING IMPLEMENTS - over 6000 years. (n.d.). HISTORY OF WRITING IMPLEMENTS - over 6000 Years. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from http://www.ringpen.com/history.html
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