pen inventions

  • The Greatest Pen Inventions of All Time

    The Reed Pen (4th Century) - The first citing of a pen dates back to the 4th century BC with the Ancient Egyptian scribes who would write hieroglyphics on papyrus. The Egyptians didn’t favour a Parker 51, but rather a “Reed Pen”, a single
    piece of reed pointed into a square and split at the point. Their Inflexible nibs became blunt quite quickly. The Feather Quill (9th Century) – they offered a softer and sharper nib than the reed, and looked utterly fabulous! The feather quill…
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