Fountain Pen Patent awarded

Date: 
Tue, 1890-01-07

On this date in 1890, William B. Purvis was awarded a patent for a fountain pen.

Purvis was from Philadelphia and obtained his first patent on a paper bag device on April 25th 1882. Of the sixteen patents Purvis received most were sold to the Union Paper Bag Company of New York.

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Global Black Inventors