Who invented the modern pen?

1 Answer
Dec 17, 2016

Answer:

I assume you mean the Ball Point Pen. The combination of a Ball and Socket with a suitable viscous Ink was first patented by Laszlo Biro in 1938.

Explanation:

The ball and socket idea had been patented by John Loud in 1888. He was creating something that would mark a rough surface like wood. It was not suitable for letter writing.

Metal Nibbed Pens had been found since Roman times. Re-fillable fountain pens since the 1800s

Much effort was expended trying to find a suitable Ball Point Pen.

Laszlo Biro was a Hungarian who with the help of his brother Gyorgy, a chemist, created an Ink that lubricated the ball and socket mechanism so that it could write evenly on a paper surface. The Biro brothers fled Europe in 1941 to Argentina and produced their Pen there. Most modern ballpoint pens are copies of this original design.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballpoint_pen