Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Brief History of Pens.

rudimentary feathers, made from straw or reed blank that has supported a short column of liquid, were employed by ancient civilizations as early as 4,000 BC Pens made of feathers and wings of birds such as swans and geese, made their debut around 500 BC This curing process consisted trees feathers' with the writing tip beaten and cut to facilitate writing. Known as the quill pen, these writing instruments have been the first choice until the discovery of steel nib pens in 1800. E 'was also in 1800 that the first edition of the fountain pen was invented. This invention has revolutionized the pen, as the characteristics of a capillary feed ink tank. The first version of the pen could hold a tiny amount of ink and need to be recharged often.

Many historians believe that was the ancient Indians who first used the pen, the first ones made from bamboo and bird feathers. prose aged Mahabharta, Ramayana and Puranas used this class of feathers around 5000 BC In Egypt, pens made of cane reed thin bushes were used to write on papyrus scrolls. In some regions of Pakistan, designed by bamboo reed pens are still used by students, especially to write on wooden tables.

The quill pen found its beginnings in Judea to register the shares of the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered at the Bank and the north-west of the Dead Sea in 1947, dates back to around 100 BC The quill pen was then launched in Europe somewhere around 700 AD after the fall of the Roman Empire because of the sudden shortage of cane. One thing is certain, the quill pen was exercised to enter and mark the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

The first version of the pen nib copper was brought to light the ruins of Pompeii in 79. Although the pens made of metal staples were copyrighted in 1803, the patent has not been developed in an economically sustainable, but John Mitchell had started to produce huge quantities of metal nib pens these pens in 1822 and modeled continuously in use mainstream.

The most primitive chronological evidence of the fountain pen was found in the 10th century, when the Fatimid Caliph of Egypt insisted on a system of writing must prepare not to spoil his clothes. This was the first known record of a fountain pen with built-in tank which was then distributed to the tip through a vessel. The modern history of the pens was marked by the invention of the markers, which was invented by Yukio Horie who has worked with the Company Registry in Japan. During the same period of the sixties, the first marker pens were Papermate Flair, who stormed the U.S. market, and is still readily available to this day.

The creation of personal computers with keyboard inputs has dramatically changed the way we write, but the pen is still powerful, and it is highly unlikely to make his exit soon. The feathers are a symbol of communication and will remain so for a long time to come .