Ballpoint Pen Day 2020: World Ballpoint Pen Day Wishes, Images, Quotes, Pictures, Status, Videos:
Ballpoint Pen Day is to be celebrated on 10 June and it marks the anniversary of the filing of the patent in 1943.Ball Point Pen Day celebrates these intrepid inventors, and the often indelible mark they’ve left on the world at large.
In June of 1943 the Bíró brothers, László and György, became owners of US Patent 2,390,636 – better known around the world as the ball point pen. The Hungarian inventors’ new pen, inspired by the quick-drying inks used by professional printers, was as remarkable as the first fountain pen had been the century before.So, be sure to grab your ballpoint pen and mark this day on your calendar.
Before 1943, you had to use a fountain pen or a pencil if you wanted to write a letter or scribble some notes on a piece of paper.
The invention of the ballpoint pen is credited to the brothers Laszlo and Gyorgy Biro, who obtained a patent in June 1943. In earlier years, many attempts by inventors lead to failed patents, as their inventions did not deliver the ink evenly and also had overflow and clogging issues.
The ballpoint pen – now the dominant writing instrument – was originally conceived and developed as a cleaner and more reliable alternative to the quill and fountain pen. Today, millions of ballpoint pens are manufactured and sold daily, and their low cost and omnipresence ensures that there will always be a ballpoint pen within your reach.
The rise of the ballpoint pen made writing convenient for secretaries and fighter pilots alike. By World War II, the British Parliament had purchased the patent rights for the ballpoint pen from the Bíró brothers, and the rest was written into ballpoint pen history—with a ballpoint pen of course.
The concept of using a “ball point” within a writing instrument as a method of applying ink to paper has existed since the late 19th century. In these inventions, the ink was placed in a thin tube whose end was blocked by a tiny ball, held so that it could not slip into the tube or fall out of the pen.
To realize the importance of the ballpoint pen, consider the fact that the ballpoint pen wasn’t popularized until after commercial aviation was in widespread use. Imagine soaring through the sky in a massive hunk of metal thinking to yourself, “I wish they’d invent a good way to take notes.” Now that’s a ballpoint pen fact worth writing down!
The first patent for a ballpoint pen was issued on 30 October 1888 to John J. Loud,who was attempting to make a writing instrument that would be able to write “on rough surfaces — such as wood, coarse wrapping-paper, and other articles”which fountain pens could not.
Loud’s pen had a small rotating steel ball, held in place by a socket. Although it could be used to mark rough surfaces such as leather, as Loud intended, it proved to be too coarse for letter-writing. With no commercial viability, its potential went unexploited and the patent eventually lapsed.