Fountain Pen

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How it Works:

The Capillary Principle allows liquids to flow up, into a narrow space without the help or assistance of gravity. As seen in the picture, the ink is flowing up into the frame.

Benefits:

Back then in 1883, fountain pens had to be dipped into ink every so often. This probably got annoying after quite some time, so Lewis Waterman created the new: Fountain Pen. This pen included a feeder that used the capillary pencil and the force of gravity to push the ink out.

In 1884, Waterman finally got a patent for his new invention. Today, the Waterman pen with it's idea of using the Capillary principle has evolved into the ballpoint pen. Which has a tiny metal ball that picks up the ink in order to write.

To be or not to be? (how it was invented)

Lewis Waterman founded a company in 1883 selling pens, using the capillarity method. He

began selling his pens behind a cigar shop with a five year guarantee, eventually working on opening a shop in Montreal, Canada selling a wide variety and assortment of pens.

Celebrate Fountain Pen Day

The first Friday of November every year.

Bibliography

Lewis Waterman Portrait. Digital image. Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

Waterman Fountain Pen. Digital image. Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.]

Fountain Pen. Digital image. Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.]