Wednesday, 7 January 2015

125th anniversary of the patenting of William B Purvis’s fountain pen

William Purvis (Philadelphia, US) patents his fountain pen invention, 7 January 1890, and reflects, quite perceptibly: “[T]he object of my invention is to provide a simple, durable and inexpensive construction of the fountain pen adapted to general use and which may be carried in the pocket”

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  1. Thank you for this. I recently learned about Mr. Purvis tonight. I have a passion for fountain pens.