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Vintage Founatin Pens Heritage from 1880s to 1970s | Waterman
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The Late Third Year Version; Grooved Torpedo Shape, c1950s
was £799.99
now £699.99 old ink pens
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~ WATERMAN'S Guaranteed for a Century ~

~ BLUE Crystal Jewel Ends ~

The Late Third Year Version ~ Grooved Torpedo Shape

~ Gold Trim ~ 14ct 'Hundred Year Pen' Signature Gold Nib ~ Circa 1943 ~

~ New Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Nice Overall Condition ~

vintage pen overview summary

Up here is a vintage Waterman's Hundred Year fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1940s. L.E. Waterman adopted the new material for its next-generation top-of-the-line model; and in 1939, introduced Waterman's Hundred Year Pen, the world's first Lucite pen. The model eventually returned to celluloid. And the Waterman's 100 year pen offered here is a classic example of the late third-year version. The barrel is grooved torpedo shape. On both ends is BLUE jewels; and both are crystal clear like jewels. At the back of the cap, the 'Waterman's REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. MADE IN U.S.A. HUNDRED YEAR PEN' with the 'IDEAL' globe is embossed. On the top of the cap is also embossed with an 'IDEAL' globe. The Waterman 14ct 'HUNDRED YEAR PEN' signature solid gold nib is large and in excellent condition. The pen has been serviced and tested for its full functionality. This Waterman's is a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of carftsmanship. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or for someone special

fountain pen summary details
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Model: Wateman Hundred Year - USA
Colour: Blue jewel
Overall Length: 4-11/16 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1943
Filler Type: Lever
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
fountain pen history

     The Waterman Pen Company was established in 1883 in New York City by Lewis Waterman. Waterman's improvement on basic pen design and aggressive marketing played a vital role in making the fountain pen a mass-market object. The essential novelty of Waterman's first fountain pens was the feed, for which his first pen-related patent was granted in 1884. By 1899, Lewis Waterman opened a factory in Montreal was was offering a variety of designs. 

     Waterman's opened subsidiaries in Europe to meet international demand. A Waterman Fountain pen won the Medal of Excellence at the 1900 Paris World Exposition. In 1901, upon Waterman's death, his nephew took the business overseas and increased sales to 350,000 pens per year. 

     Waterman's fountain pen was extremely desirable. The Treaty of Versailles was signed using a solid gold Waterman pen, by Prime Minister David Lloyd George.

fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Blue lucite
Top Ring: Imprint reads 'Waterman's REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. MADE IN U.S.A. HUNDRED YEAR PEN' with the IDEAL globe
Top Jewel: Gold; with 'IDEAL' globe embossed
Trim Pattern: Triple gold cap band; Polished.
Pocket Clip: Classic gold pocket clip
Cap Screw: Smooth
Work Done: The whole cap has been gently hand polished
fountain pen gold nib THE NIB
Material: 14ct solid gold
Grade: Medium
Imprint: Reads 'Waterman's Hundred Year Pen'
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean; large nib
Work Done: The nib and feed has been cleaned to remove dried ink and residuals. The nib has been polished to restore its shiny condition.
Imprint: N/A
End Jewel: Blue jewel
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: The gold lever is polished to restore its shiny condition. The lever is very smooth and easy to raise
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour with the imprint masked
fountain pen barrel
pen barrel
Type: Lever
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium storage; Easy to handle lever filling mechanism
Work Done: Talcum powder has been applied on the ink sac to prevent it sticking with the inner wall of the barrel. The ink sac and the filler mechanism has been tested to ensure its full working order.
Functionality: Excellent
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