Vintage Fountain Pens
After centuries of writing with quills dipped in ink, people in the 1800s began embracing fountain pens with internal ink reservoirs that were filled with eyedroppers. Almost until the end of the century, fountain pens were notoriously fickle devices. They routinely leaked and the flow of ink onto the writing surface was uneven. An insurance salesman named Lewis Waterman solved the problem of leaks and poor ink distribution in 1884 when he...