History and Story Behind Inventions: Fountain Pen
About the story behind the invention of fountain pen, history and biography of inventor Lewis E. Waterman.
INVENTION: Fountain Pen
INVENTOR: Lewis E. Waterman, U.S.
HOW INVENTED: The 1st patent for a continuously flowing fountain pen was issued in 1830 to one D. Hyde, of Reading, Pa. But it was Waterman who constructed a practical, workable fountain pen. His own firm manufactured these earliest handmade pens, 200 being produced in 1885.
Later, Waterman developed a machine to turn out the pens en masse.
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