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A writing implement. It uses ink, as opposed to [[graphite]] or [[blood]].
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A '''pen''' is a writing instrument which uses ink. Popular varieties include: fountain, felt-tip, ball-point, and gel.  
 
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== History ==
 
== History ==
The ball point pen was invented in 1936.  Prior to this invention, the [[fountain pen]] was the dominant writing instrument in America, especially as defined by the [[Waterman]] company.  [[Fountain pen|Fountain pens]] are still sold to persons of exquisite taste, who recognize the distinction that these delightful instruments carry.<ref>The Fountain pen Hospital, Rector Street, New York, NY, http://www.fountainpenhospital.com</ref>
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The ball point pen was invented in 1936, and over the next few decades overtook the [[fountain pen]] as the most-used writing instrument in the industrialised world.
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==See also==
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* [[Plume]]
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* [[Nom de plume]] or [[pen name]]
  
== References ==
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[[Category:Writing]]
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Latest revision as of 00:21, 12 July 2016

A pen is a writing instrument which uses ink. Popular varieties include: fountain, felt-tip, ball-point, and gel.

History

The ball point pen was invented in 1936, and over the next few decades overtook the fountain pen as the most-used writing instrument in the industrialised world.

See also