The ballpoint was patented in 1888, but success came only after the Hungarian Biro brothers launched their version with quick drying ink in 1943.
Vintage Writing Equipment Accessories - Page 3
Pen Stands, Nib Wipes, Quill Cutters, Wax Seals, etc.
Carlton Ware desk base, featuring a pheasant and tree, undamaged in all respects, English, circa 1930s, (excellent), £169.
A figural pounce pot, featuring a Sparrow with glass eyes, possibly Austrian, 19th century, (very good), Sold.
Foldable cast iron pen stand, good mechanism, no damage, some very light surface rust, registered design mark '5619'. Sold
Stephens' change tray, "We Recommend Stephens' Fountain Pen Inks", unmarked in every respect, very rare trade counter promotional item, circa 1930, (excellent), £289.