MORNING STUMPER – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021!

Q:  TODAY IN 1945 THE FIRST ONE OF THESE WAS SOLD AT A DEPARTMENT STORE IN NEW YORK.  YOU NO DOUBT USE ONE OF THESE EVERYDAY.  THE FIRST ONES SOLD FOR $12.50 BUT ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN PACKS OF 10 FOR A DOLLAR AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ONE IN YOUR SHIRT POCKET RIGHT NOW.  WHAT IS IT?

A:  A BALL POINT PEN