Sunday, May 30, 2010

Marcel Bich--revolution in writing instruments

Marcel Bich
July 29th, 1914 to May 30th, 1994

The name ring a bell? Just remove the "h" and think again. How about ball point pens and lighters? He wasn't the inventor of the ball point pen for that belonged to László Bíró but Bich and his partner Edouard Buffard bought the patent in 1950 and the rest is history. Personally, I despise the pens preferring cartridge fountain pens.

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