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Fisher Space Pen Cap-O-Matic Firefighter Ballpoint Pen Matte Black with Red Stripe FS89499

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Let's get the famous story out of the way first. Everyone 'knows' that ballpoints didn't work in space, without gravity, so the Americans spent millions of dollars to develop a special pressurised ballpoint that did work in space. The Russians just used a pencil. Well, not really.

The Americans and Russians both used pencils. Paul Fisher, an inventer and pen maker, developed the pressurised refill, creating the 'Space Pen'. Then both the Americans and the Russians bought them from him and used them in space. Graphite is conductive, so snapped off bits of lead were considered a bit of a safety hazard floating around in a space capsule, so they were glad of a good alternative.

Oh, and standard ballpoint pens do work, and astronauts do sometimes use them, they're just not as reliable in zero gravity and extreme temperatures.

But Paul Fisher's Space Pen was reliable in these conditions, which makes it useful in all sorts of conditions, not just in space. They'll write better on damp paper, and greasy or dusty paper. They'll cope better in freezing conditions or excessively warm conditions. They have a much longer shelf life than standard ballpoints, too. They're just more reliable here on Earth, as well as in space.

The Cap-O-Matic is a simple, high quality retractable pen. The top part of the pen pushes down to extend and retract the tip, for easy operation.

Firefighter edition non-reflective matte black with red stripe barrel. Durable, demanding and tough. Fitted with a gas pressurised ink refill cartridge.

131mm long, 9.5mm wide, 8mm at grip.

Additional Information

Product Code:FS89499
Advance Mechanism:Retractable, Push-Button
Ink Type:Pressurised Ink
Item Colour:Black, Red
Refill Type:Refillable, Pen Refill
Tip Type:Ball
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Fisher Space Pen Cap-O-Matic Firefighter Ballpoint Pen Matte Black with Red Stripe FS89499

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Let's get the famous story out of the way first. Everyone 'knows' that ballpoints didn't work in space, without gravity, so the Americans spent millions of dollars to develop a special pressurised ballpoint that did work in space. The Russians just used a pencil. Well, not really.

The Americans and Russians both used pencils. Paul Fisher, an inventer and pen maker, developed the pressurised refill, creating the 'Space Pen'. Then both the Americans and the Russians bought them from him and used them in space. Graphite is conductive, so snapped off bits of lead were considered a bit of a safety hazard floating around in a space capsule, so they were glad of a good alternative.

Oh, and standard ballpoint pens do work, and astronauts do sometimes use them, they're just not as reliable in zero gravity and extreme temperatures.

But Paul Fisher's Space Pen was reliable in these conditions, which makes it useful in all sorts of conditions, not just in space. They'll write better on damp paper, and greasy or dusty paper. They'll cope better in freezing conditions or excessively warm conditions. They have a much longer shelf life than standard ballpoints, too. They're just more reliable here on Earth, as well as in space.

The Cap-O-Matic is a simple, high quality retractable pen. The top part of the pen pushes down to extend and retract the tip, for easy operation.

Firefighter edition non-reflective matte black with red stripe barrel. Durable, demanding and tough. Fitted with a gas pressurised ink refill cartridge.

131mm long, 9.5mm wide, 8mm at grip.

Additional Information

Product Code:FS89499
Advance Mechanism:Retractable, Push-Button
Ink Type:Pressurised Ink
Item Colour:Black, Red
Refill Type:Refillable, Pen Refill
Tip Type:Ball
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