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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 1921. 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.


  • Astoria is founded by Georg Ilgner in Amburgo
  • Dunn is founded by Charles Dunn in New York as The Dunn Pen and Pencil Company, Inc.
  • Ercolessi is founded by Edgardo Ercolessi in Milano
  • Giacomazzi is founded by Pietro Giacomazzi, Girolamo Giacomazzi in Settimo Torinese
  • LeBoeuf is founded by Frank Le Boeuf, Edward E. Le Boeuf, Leroy J. Learned, John H. Williams, Eugene E. Le Boeuf in Springfield
  • Nettuno registered the Penna Nettuno Sicurezza trademark for its pens
  • Stylomine is founded by Yves E. Zuber in Parigi



  • Patent US-1435446, applied in 1921, by David W. Beaumel, Beaumel. Self-filling fountain pen.
  • Patent US-1381856, applied in 1921, by Archer Aston, Waterman. Mechanically-operated advertising device.
  • Patent US-D059052, applied in 1921, by John H. Worthy, Clarence W. Lund, Wahl Eversharp. Design for a pen or pencil case.
  • Patent FR-554761, applied in 1921, by Edward Stephen Sears, Swan. Perfectionnements apportés aux porte-plumes à réservoir.
  • Patent GB-184071, applied in 1921, by Edward Stephen Sears, Swan. Improvements in or relating to reservoir pen-holders.
  • Patent US-1594319, applied in 1921, by Ryosuke Namiki, Pilot. Fountain pen.
  • Patent GB-194751, applied in 1921, by Ryosuke Namiki, Pilot. Improvements in Fountain Pens.



  1. as for most of the italian manufacturers many dates are just guessed, referring more to a period than to a specific year, like the first or second half of a decade, or its mid the beginning or end; for more detail just look at chronology on the Montegrappa page.