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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)
  • Sanford and Bennet is founded by William W. Sanford, Frederick D. Bennet in New York as Sanford & Bennet Company
  • 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 US-773371, applied in 1904, by Francis C. Brown, Caw's. Fountain-pen.
  • Patent US-799038, applied in 1904, by William F. Duryea, Salz. Fountain-pen and pencil holder.
  • 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.
  • Patent GB-190428533, applied in 1904, by Benjamin William Warwick, Unbranded. Improvements in Reservoir Pens.