In manufacturing, it is not often that a design becomes instantly classic or iconic. It takes a lot of time, appreciation by its peers, and a track record of proven success to show a design’s true place historically within its respective category. The Bullet Pen has become not only an iconic design for Fisher Space Pen Co., but an example of industrial art itself, which is why this pen design is still held in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art.
When closed, the Bullet Space Pen is the perfect size to carry in your wallet, pocket, purse, car glove box, organizer or toolbox. When opened it's a full-sized, evenly balanced writing instrument.
Each Bullet Space Pen will write upside down - at any angle, under water, through grease, in extreme temperatures (-30 to +250 degrees F), on almost any surface, three times longer than the average pen, and of course in the gravity free vacuum of space.
The original Bullet Space Pen was conceived in July of 1948 by Paul Fisher, who was soon machining a new pen design shaped from solid aluminum. This became our first Fisher ball point pen, the #400 Bullet Pen, and arguably the most popular pen of the twentieth century.
Cited as an outstanding example of industrial art, the classic design of the Fisher Bullet Pen has a place in the permanent collection in the New York Museum of Modern Art. The Bullet's timeless styling has been the topic of many art books and magazine articles. Often imitated but never duplicated, the Fisher Bullet Space Pen continues to be our most popular pen design.