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Quills were the most sophisticated writing instruments for a long time (some 15 centuries). Many large birds gave their contribution to the spreading of knowledge until metal pens replaced feathers in writing. Read more about history of quill pens.
Mechanical pencils are also old invention dating even from 16th century. First ones were relatively simple mechanisms, only to become more complicated with time. Today we have mechanical pencils which can write and draw very precisely.
It is easy to write something. But what to do when you make a mistake? Erasers come to the rescue! Since we started to write, we tried to find the way to fix our errors. Until the discovery of the rubber, we used clothes, rocks and even bread. Read more about eraser history, facts and types.
Gel pens are one of the most modern writing tools and are beloved for their strong lines and nice colors. They are used by both professionals and amateurs because of these characteristics. Read more about history of gel pen.