Who is John J. Loud

John Jacob Loud (November 2, 1844 – August 10, 1916) was an American inventor known for designing the first ballpoint pen.

Trained as a lawyer at Harvard College, Loud worked at the Union National Bank in Weymouth, Massachusetts as a cashier. He was also active in his community as a member of his church, a trustee of many local organizations, and a member of local historical societies. Loud invented and obtained a patent for what is considered to be the first ballpoint pen in 1888; however, his invention was not commercialized and the patent would eventually lapse. The modern ballpoint pen would be patented later in 1938 by László Bíró, 22 years after Loud's death.

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Loud was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1844, the son of Jo...
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  • To Abraham Lincoln
    Thou kindly, loving, whole-souled man,
    Yet just, as well as tender;
    Of wrong, the foe implacable,
    Of the oppressed, defender;...
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I Love You 1 Nation 1 True 1 Wrong 1 Strong 1 Plain 1 Great 1 Good 1 Tender 1 Wisdom 1

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Europeanart_: 10. the first patent for a ballpoint pen was issued on 30 october 1888 to john j. loud, who was attempting to make a writing instrument that would be able to write "on rough surfaces—such as wood, coarse wrapping-paper, and other articles".
Iseeslang: on the last day of the festival, jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. - john 7:37
Reallizusa: “we have told you loud and clear: you are not forgotten. you are not forgotten. we stand with you, we pray for you.” - president donald j. trump
Realstewpeters: john kerry says the quiet part out loud: technocrats do not care about a politician or election. the private sector is partnering with the public sector to run society (fascism). your federal govt gives corporate kleptocrats your money to change everyone’s behavior --…
John_j_ahearn: wondering if this was a "borrow pounds with dollars then short gilts" as a play on weak usdgbp, and divergence between fed vs boe hiking in favor of dollar weakness? thinking out loud. italy, germany, and swiss all had similar moves.
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not telling: intersting

keziah: I say that John J Loud was an amazing father, husbanded and son. may God bless you up there and R.I.P

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