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Re: [Rollei] OT: My New Fountain Pen



At 06:03 PM 5/24/2003 -0300, you wrote:
>Don and Jerry:
>                              I have something to say
>about the "birome". The "birome" was invented in
>Argentina by  Ladislao Biro, an Hungarian inmigrant at
>early 50's. Ladislao Biro sold his invent to Europe,
>but this pen was made and commercialized in Argentina
>first. That the "birome" is an "argentinean invent" is
>a well-known fact here.
>All the best
>Carlos

Here's a slightly different and more detailed history:

http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa101697.htm



Don Williams
La Jolla, CA

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