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April 27, 2016

Thomas Edisonís Stencil Pen

Thomas Edison’s stencil pen was an office supply device that simplified the process of making several copies of a business letter at one time. Remember this was before copy machines, typewriters or any other device for that purpose. Edison’s device was a hit, but by the end of the 1800s the first typewriter came on the market and Edison’s invention was relegated to history. It is unknown how Edison felt about his stencil pen’s new life but even O’Reilly’s patent for a tattooing device was short lived. Today only one of O’Reilly’s machines is known to exist. Image provided by The Tattoo Archive, www.tattooarchive.com #tattoo #tattoohistory #tattooarchive #tattooeducation