The Ballpont Pen

I’ll admit that when it comes to writing letters to camp, nothing beats the immediacy and ease of email.

Bic biro pens

BUT there will always be a place for hand-written, personal letters to your overnight camper. So today, I’d like to introduce you to the man who began producing the ballpoint pen in 1944, Ladislao José Biro. Today would have been Biro’s 117th birthday.

Here’s an excerpt from the UK Telegraph:

He created a ballpoint nib which was coated with a thin film of ink from the cartridge as it made contact with paper and spun in its socket.

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