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This page contains the chronology for the year. We summarize in this page all the relevant events regarding fountain pens that happened in 1890. We also list, if present in our database, any patent applied in the year, and also the ads or document scans which publication date is in the same year.


  • Beaumel is founded by David W. Beaumel in New York as D. W. Beaumel & Co.
  • Eagle create a glass cartridge pen
  • Swan Mabie Todd & Bard starts using the Swan trademark[1]
  • Waterman introduces the first desk pen with conical end
  • Wirt proclaims the sale of 350,000 pens



  • Patent US-426758, applied in 1890, by Claes W. Boman, Eagle. Fountain-pen.
  • Patent US-480751, applied in 1890, by William W. Stewart, Swan. Fountain-pen.
  • Patent US-491795, applied in 1890, by David W. Beaumel, Beaumel. Fountain-pen.
  • Patent US-478653, applied in 1890, by William W. Stewart, Swan. Fountain-pen.



  1. indicative date according to David Nishimura, see here.