a little history about the Fisher Space Pen Company.
In the 1950's there were dozens of ballpoint models, and
nearly every one took a different cartridge. In 1953 Paul
Fisher invented the "Universal Refill" which
could be used in most pens. It was a good seller, since
stationery store owners could reduce their stock of assorted
content, Paul continued to work on making a better refill.
After much experimentation he perfected a refill using
thixotropic ink-semisolid until the shearing action of
the rolling ball liquefied it-that would flow only when
needed. The cartridge was pressurized with nitrogen so
that it didn't rely on gravity to make it work. It was
dependable in freezing cold and desert heat. It could
also write underwater and upside down. The trick was to
have the ink flow when you wanted it to, and not to flow
the rest of the time, a problem Fisher solved. Fisher's
development couldn't have come at a more opportune time.
The space race was on, and the astronauts involved in
the Mercury and Gemini missions had been using pencils
to take notes in space since standard ball points did
not work in zero gravity. The Fisher cartridge did work
in the weightlessness of outer space and the astronauts,
beginning with the October, 1968 Apollo 7 mission began
using the Fisher AG-7 Space Pen and cartridge developed
- Patent # 3,285,228: Anti-Gravity Pen The original AG7
Anti-Gravity pen was developed by Paul Fisher
- Fisher Space pens used on Apollo 7 after two years of
testing by NASA
1976 - The Fisher Space Pen Co moves into its 30,000 square
foot manufacturing facility in Boulder City, Nevada from
Van Nuys, California.
1980 - Paul Fisher was selected Small Business Person
of the Year for the State of Nevada
- Fisher Space Pen is used by Ronald Reagan to sign the
Proclamation inaugurating the Air and Space Bicentennial
Year to celebrate Man's first flight in a hot air balloon
near Paris France
1985 - Fisher Space pen Co. produces the Stowaway pen
line manufactured using genuine gold from the treasure
recovered from the 1622 Spanish Galleon - Nuestra Señora
- Fisher Space Pen Co. received the Nevada Governor's
Industrial Appreciation Award as Exporter of the Year
- Good Morning America names the Fisher Space Pen a best
- Fisher licensed to produce 150th Anniversary Pens for
- Used during Everest North Face Ski Expedition
Associated Press released a national article on the Fisher
Space Pen Co.
- The Fisher Space Pen is used on the Russian Space Station
Mir to write the letters QVV (QVC Shopping Network) -
the first product sold in space
Seinfeld builds an episode around the Fisher Space Pen
- Seinfeld is berated by his parents for accepting the
pen as a gift from a neighbor who offers it as a token
2005 - Sadly, Paul Fisher passed away at the age of 93.
The company continues under the leadership of his son,
Cary Fisher and almost 100 seasoned employees, many who
have been with the company for many decades.
you're passing by Boulder City Nevada, stop into the factory
store. Open 8am-4pm weekdays.
Copyright © 1999 - 2008 Fisher Space Pen Co. All
von der US Webseite www.spacepen.com
Spacepen - mit patentierter Gasdruckmine:
schreibt im Weltraum ..
unter Wasser ...
über Kopf .. auf fettigem Untergrund
bei - 34 ° C ... und bei 143 ° C
alle Schreibgeräte sind bereits in einem Geschenk-Etui
eine individuelle Gravur ist und bleibt ein Space Pen
ein einmaliges Stück.
Diamant- und Lasergravur ->