Friday, September 3, 2010

A Brief History of Early End Ink Pens.

If you have ever sat down to write a letter old style, address envelopes and write a formal speech, you probably have an appreciation of the artistic qualities of fine pens. Fine writing pens offer an authentic experience nostalgic communications entering or email simply can not. It 'been said that when people express their thoughts with the ink pens well as against other forms of writing, they rely on a more emotional response from their readers. This is because unlike pens end, the online message typed and lack the essence of the personality of the writer.

The first fine pens were made with the mass production of pen points which have been printed on a sheet and molded into various shapes to suit different styles of writing. To use, writers selected a pen, is mounted on a substrate, the tip dipped in ink and began to write. Although innovations in the design of the instrument began in the second half of the 19th century, remained a popular format for writing pens end up no later than 1950.

In an attempt to eliminate the need to carry around an ink well and continually diving point pen, a pencil thin notebook that could bring its own power refillable ink has become necessary. So the fountain pen was born. A slim pen that featured a three-channel feed was developed in 1870 by LE Waterman. This project has enabled a smooth, controlled flow of ink through a pumping action, where the pen point snapped back and forth from ink sac inside.

The next generation of end pens used what is known as the system auto-fill. They were also called "droppers" pens because, in order to fill them, users had to unscrew and pour the ink supply through a long dropper. Unfortunately, the fit between the cap and the barrel is not always safe and losses was a common side effect. Therefore, a model was devised in which the item was withdrawn in the barrel by twisting like a tube of lipstick. Theses are called security fence.

Other variations on self-filling pens end debuted over the years, including the shot of filling the filler sleeve, button filler, the filling level, filling tires, piston and piston filler filler. These were the standard in fine writing pens until the invention of the pen cartridge in 1930, which is similar to the fences that are most commonly used today. Contained a glass cartridge (now plastic), which was intended to be disposable and rechargeable batteries.

The first end pens offer a glimpse into our history of communication and as such have become popular collectors 'hobby'. If you're interested in learning more about pens fine online retailers can offer a wealth of knowledge as well as unique pieces to start your collection .