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writing instruments [2]click to hear

The first true writing instruments were made by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia nearly 5,000 years ago.
writing instruments [2] mechanical pencil fountain pen air hole barrel cap nib marker pencil

mechanical pencil click to hear

Instrument that is made up of a slender tube containing a fine piece of lead; pressing the thrust button moves the lead forward.

fountain pen click to hear

Instrument with a metal nib that is attached to a body containing an ink reservoir, usually in the form of a cartridge.

air hole click to hear

Opening through which air enters the pen to maintain atmospheric pressure.

barrel click to hear

Part that supports the nib and contains the reservoir that supplies the ink.

cap click to hear

Screw end that covers the nib when the pen is not in use.

nib click to hear

Curved writing point fitted with a device to supply ink.

marker click to hear

Bevel-tipped color felt pen of variable size.

pencil click to hear

Writing instrument made up of a casing of soft wood around a graphite lead; it can be sharpened easily.