The Ballpoint Pen

In the late 1920s, Hungarian newspaper editor László Bíró (1899-1985) was frustrated about having to keep filling fountain pens. It took too much time. Together with his brother -who happened to be a chemist- he developed what is now known as a ballpoint pen.

It would use a special ink and a special ball in the pen to distribute the ink evenly. After only a few years this invention became a household item around the World. Today, the name Bíró is synonymous with ballpoint pen in many regions around the World.



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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballpoint_pen#History
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A1szl%C3%B3_B%C3%ADr%C3%B3

Photo Credits / Sources:

By Samsara at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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