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The “Wm. Bolles” Self-Filling and Non-Leakable Fountain Pen
This is the only-pen combining the self-filling and non-leak-able features. If your dealer does not handle same, order direct from factory.
The Wm Bolles Co.
106 Jefferson Av.
It Fills Itself
GET YOUR HIGH SCHOOL, “PREP” OR COLLEGE RING bearing official seal or school letters
“GEE, EDDIE, I WISH I HAD A SWELL SCHOOL RING LIKE YOURS, BUT THEY’RE SO EXPENSIVE.”
“NOT IF YOU BUY PARKER’S QUINK AND ACT QUICK, JACK.”
Lewis Waterman’s Fountain Pen
HE FOUND A WAY…
By Alfred Lief
LEWIS E. Waterman, by turns a short-hand instructor, book salesman and life insurance agent, was 46 years old in 1883 when he struck not oil but ink.
In those days a salesman often wore a vest chain with a small metal container holding a vial of ink in one pocket and a collapsible penholder in the other. Working in New York, Waterman gave up this bulky equipment and bought a writing contraption with its own ink reservoir. On his next call he handed this pen to an insurance applicant at the crucial moment.
TWO-YEAR INK SUPPLY can be carried in a fountain pen invented by L. J. Biro, an Argentine newspaper man from Hungary. The writing point is an unbreakable bll bearing to which a gelatinous quick-drying ink is fed from a copper tube. Composition of the ink is not divulged, but is supposedly a combination of glycerin and anilin fed from two copper tubes. The pen is sealed and can be refilled only by the manufacturer. The inventor claims the pen will not leak at high altitudes, and that one filling lasts one to two years.