Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fine Fountain Pens

Fountain pens, sometimes known as reservoir pens have a long history in the world of fountain pens. Some documents show signs of use of the fountain pen from the 10th century Egypt. But it was not until the mid 19th century that has become very common to see portable pens for sale and use throughout society.

To create a fountain pen that users can expect to write in a consistent manner, without excess blotting or loses, inventors experimented with various design methods and techniques of ink filling. The first important breakthrough in portability came in 1827 when a Roman named inventor Petrache Poenaru created a fountain pen with a refillable ink cartridge. The interior of the pen contained an empty barrel in which users of ink poured through a long dropper. Unfortunately, these pens are subject to first loss and often created a mess.

The answer to the problem of the loss occurred in 1907 when the Waterman perfected what was known as the "pen of security." This model features a vanishing point pumping in and out of ink, capping the container like a bottle of ink so that he could not escape. In the following decades there have been many technological advances in the design of fountain pen nibs as their characteristics (points), methods of filling and cartridges.

While their popularity day by day with the advent of faded ballpoint pen in 1960, many people still prefer pen well on their modern cousins. There is an air of nostalgia, history and romance inherent in writing with a fountain pen. They also suggest a degree of formality, which is why they are the tool of choice for many calligraphers and artists.

Many fans enjoy collecting antique fountain pens vintage for their period charm and aesthetic value. It 'is not uncommon to see fountain pens for the sale of various historical eras decorated with jewels, precious metals and lacquer inlaid design.

That is to sell or buy, fountain pen enthusiasts have created over many physical retail stores and websites where other fountain pen lovers can exchange information and add to their private collections. You can shop for the likes of Waterman, Mont Blanc, Dunhill, Parker, Visconti, or find rare items that can not be as well known in the mainstream community. They have access to services, such as the ink refill, and can also buy accessories fountain pen, pen cases such as wood and leather notebooks and organizers.

The world is changing, and humans are adapting more and more each day to our increasingly digital environment. But the enduring popularity of the pen shows that you can still hold onto a piece of the past .