Eduard Penkala was inventor, aviation pioneer and entrepreneur. He became renowned for further development of the mechanical pencil (1906) — then called an "automatic pencil" — and the first solid-ink fountain pen (1907). He also constructed the first Croatian aircraft to fly in the country. Penkala invented many other products (some of them are very important for development of hospitality industry) and devices, and held a total of 80 patents — MORE
ACCOMMODATION TYPE: Studio apartment*.
FLOOR: 1st floor.
VIEW: Garden view.
APARTMENTS SIZE: 30 m².
BALCONY SIZE: 8 m².
CHILDREN AND EXTRA BEDS: The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
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Born: 20 April 1871, Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia.
Died: 5 February 1922, Zagreb, Croatia.
Citizenship: Croat (naturalized).
Slavoljub: in 1898 Penkala moved with his family to Zagreb and immediately felt in love about Croatia. He took on the Croatian name Slavoljub (the equivalent of slavophile), becoming a naturalized Croat.
Rotating toothbrush: He constructed and patented (25153 ) rotating toothbrush to motivate his daughter Thea to clean teeth.
Among his patented inventions were: a hot water bottle — his first patented invention, the "Termofor", a type of bluing detergent, a rail-car brake, an anode battery, manometer etc.
TOZ Penkala: Collaborating with an entrepreneur by the name of Edmund Moster, he started the Penkala-Moster Company and built a pen-and-pencil factory that was one of the biggest in the world at the time. This company, now called TOZ Penkala, still exists today.