FIRST BALLPOINT PEN SOLD ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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First-Ballpoint-Pen 
The Reynolds Rocket ballpoint pen

Businessman, Milton Reynolds formed the Reynolds International Pen
Company, producing the first ballpoint pens and beating Eversharp to
market. It went on sale at Gimbles department store in New York City
on 29 October 1945 for $9.75 each. This pen was widely known as the
Reynolds Rocket
into the late 1950s.

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,HISTORY,INVENTION and have Comment (1)

One Response to “FIRST BALLPOINT PEN SOLD ON THIS DAY IN 1945”

  1. remember seeing a “rocket” in a little variety store window in Northeast Phila. ON A “V” metal launching stand

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