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Felt tipped markers in WW2

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    Evidence (left) that these did exist during WW2
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    Had to post this as I've had conflicting opinions in the past.
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    The first felt-tip marking pen was patented in 1910 by Lee Newman. It was basically a cylinder filled with ink that led to a felt tip. Benjamin Paskach patented his “fountain paintbrush" in 1926. It had a sponge-tipped handle and was filled with different paint colors. These marker pens were not commercially viable and didn’t sell. In 1944, Walter J. De Groft patented a "marking pen" that held ink in liquid form in its handle and used a felt tip. This is the patent that will become a “Sharpie” pen in 1964. First modern (and usable) marker pen was Sidney Rosenthal's “Magic Marker” which he invented and started selling in 1953. This marker had glass tube of ink for a body and a felt wick and its name comes from a fact that it was able to write on any surface. Yukio Horie of the Tokyo Stationery Company invented a modern fiber-tipped pen in 1962.

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    deleted post - there is a fault here on this site!!!!
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    Quote by geelong View Post
    The first felt-tip marking pen was patented in 1910 by Lee Newman. It was basically a cylinder filled with ink that led to a felt tip. Benjamin Paskach patented his “fountain paintbrush" in 1926. It had a sponge-tipped handle and was filled with different paint colors. These marker pens were not commercially viable and didn’t sell. In 1944, Walter J. De Groft patented a "marking pen" that held ink in liquid form in its handle and used a felt tip. This is the patent that will become a “Sharpie” pen in 1964. First modern (and usable) marker pen was Sidney Rosenthal's “Magic Marker” which he invented and started selling in 1953. This marker had glass tube of ink for a body and a felt wick and its name comes from a fact that it was able to write on any surface. Yukio Horie of the Tokyo Stationery Company invented a modern fiber-tipped pen in 1962.
    Cheers Mark,
    this is where it is conflicted! film shot here taken '43 seen another shot from Dday but can't locate it!!!
    Frikken nice day today viewing your superb junk pile Mate
    You educated me on alot!! plus a lot of hands on bits I've never done!!!
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    René

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    Some sort of ink stamp or silk screen process for work dress?

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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    Some sort of ink stamp or silk screen process for work dress?
    good point -looks too inconsistent and looks to be hand done
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    René

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    extra shot showing a stencil
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    Could be painted on with a small brush if one had a steady hand, remembering all those nose art jobs on US aircraft as well as leather flying jackets etc.

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    I once looked into the question of marker pens in WW2 and came up with the same as Geelong. Not really commercially available during WW2 and it was really the Japanese in the 1960's that turned it into an everyday item.

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