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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 1904. 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.


  • Boston Pen is founded by Charles Brandt in Boston as Boston Fountain Pen Company
  • Roy Conklin retires selling his quotes on the company (or 1907)
  • Schnell is founded by Julius L. Schnell in New York as Julius L. Schnell Pen Company
  • Welty is founded by William W. Welty in Waterloo as Welty Pen Company



  • Patent GB-190400459, applied in 1904, by John Everard Langill, John Toker Langill, Unbranded. Improvements in Fountain Pens.
  • Patent US-773371, applied in 1904, by Francis C. Brown, Caw's. Fountain-pen.
  • Patent GB-190407468, applied in 1904, by Frank M. Kegrize, Kegrize. Improvements in Fountain Pens.
  • Patent US-769427, applied in 1904, by David W. Beaumel, Beaumel. Stylographic pen.
  • Patent US-781649, applied in 1904, by Robert H. Hamilton, Eclipse. Fountain-pen.
  • Patent US-803866, applied in 1904, by William A. Welty, Welty. Fountain-pen feed.
  • Patent US-795569, applied in 1904, by Thomas P. Ambrose, Hicks. Fountain-pen.
  • Patent US-785653, applied in 1904, by Claes W. Boman, Eagle. Fountain-pen.
  • Patent US-785654, applied in 1904, by Claes W. Boman, Eagle. Fountain-pen.