The ballpoint pen invented by Ladislao Jose Biro was originally patented in Hungary in 1938. The principle of the ballpoint pen was originally patented by John Loud in 1888 for a product to mark leather and in 1916 by Van Vechten Riesberg, but neither of these products were exploited commercially. As a journalist, Biro was inspired by the concept of quick-drying ink in a print shop.
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: ManufacturingEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 1938-1948Ciudad de la Paz 394Buenos AiresZip: 1426Country: ArgentinaWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/manufacturing---2/-236-birome-ballpoint-pen-collection-%281938-1948%29, http://files.asme.org/asmeorg/Communities/History/Landmarks/10389.pdfCreator: Biro, Ladislao Jose
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/(CC BY-SA 2.5)Era_date_from: 1938