The invention and the history of a collection piece
This time, Iguana Sell team wants to tell you the history of the fountain pen.
This story is quite controversial, as there are different authors and sources with different views on the topic. We will give our review about such an important issue, but we are ready to hear your versions and comments, which are always highly valued by us and certainly by other of our readers.
It all started with feathers of animals such as ducks, crows, eagles … that marked so many spirits and captured their traces in many scrolls.
These ones predominated in the Middle Ages and in the classical period and disappeared near the end of the nineteenth century.
Only the emergence of new steels with the sufficient strength and flexibility, allowed the progress of these valuable objects. The first steels were produced in Birmingham in 1820 and achieved to replace animal pens and quill pens.
In 1884 Lewis presents his patent and began selling its magnificent invention that allowed his pens to provide a guarantee of high quality differential.
Nowadays, the nib of the pen presents a large variety, adaptable to all writing tastes: from ultra Extra fine nib for lovers of fine print writing, to italic or oblique left-handed or calligraphy lovers. Thus, the fountain pen can be an everyday tool or a jewel of pure collecting.
The fountain achieves to form part of our hands to write letters and words with an elegance that any other writing tool can have.
There are many brands that develop this type of pieces, in Iguana Sell we count on the main ones with a great variety of catalog.
Each brand has its own characteristics and specific features, in this way writing lovers can find the instrument that best suits their taste, hand and form of writing.
Iguana Sell offers its customers a personalized service to help you find the perfect fountain pen for each.
If you need more information on these products, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can send us an email, call us at +34 91 441 50 41, or come to visit our boutique in Madrid, at Núñez de Balboa 90. We’ll be pleased to help.