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United States military uses a pen made by blind people for 50 years

April 30, 2018

A simple ballpoint pen is used by the military and the United States federal government. Not many people are aware that the pens used are made by blind people.

These pens are called SKILCRAFT U.S. Government pens and they are in use for the last 50 years.

The pen was introduced to the U.S government by the National Industries for the Blind in April 1968. Since then they are being used regularly in military and government departments.

The pens have certain fixed requirements. For instance, they should be able tow rite 16 pages and they must write in a continuous line that is 1.6 kilometers long.

The pens should keep the ink flowing even in extreme temperatures.

For the past 50 years, these pens made by blind workers are being used by thousands of military personnel and government employees.

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