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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 1917. 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.


  • John Holland dies, his sons take over the management
  • the American Fountain Pen Company becomes the Moore Pen Company
  • Pagliero is founded by Luigi Pagliero in Settimo Torinese
  • Stilus is founded by Emilio Pecco in Torino as Pecco e C. Stilus
  • Swan introduces models with ink pads for the soldiers at the front (its Trench Pen)



  • Patent US-1250533, applied in 1917, by Levi D. Van Valenburg, Unbranded. Retaining clip for fountain-pens.
  • Patent US-1359880, applied in 1917, by Charles Dunn, Dunn. Self-filling fountain-pen.
  • Patent US-1347800, applied in 1917, by Paul E. Wirt, Wirt. Fountain-pen.