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18K Gold Filled; Early Rare Hard Rubber; Glossy Crisp Imprint; Circa 1900s
was £499.99
now £359.99
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~ RARE 'CARDINAL' Red Hard Rubber ~

~ Exclusive to Waterman during the Golden Age ~

~ Superbly Detailed Imprint ~ Gold Trim ~ 14ct Waterman's RED KEYHOLE Gold Nib ~ c1909 ~

~ Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Nice Overall Condition ~ 

vintage pen overview summary
     Up here for auction is a vintage Waterman's Ideal 55 red hard rubber fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1909. The set is in SENIOR VERSION, of the overall length of the fountain pen over 5-1/2 inches. This Waterman's is a fine example, in excellent red hard rubber, often called 'CARDINAL', with gold filled trim and a 14ct gold nib. The Cardinal Ideal 55 is rare and highly sought after in the market. The pen is supberbly detailed, with imprint and signature all around. The model 55 is engraved at the end of the barrel. The imprint is found at the middle and end the barrel. The lever and the pocket clip bear the 'IDEAL' globe logo, which is crisp and stunning. The pen bears a large Waterman 14ct RED KEYHOLE solid gold nib. The lever filling system of the pen is in perfect working order. A new sac has been fitted. Unfortunately there is a tight crack on the cap just above the pocket clip. Nevertheless, it is really rare and highly sought after Waterman, considering its age (almost 100 years) and in this excellent condition.

The pen has been serviced and tested for full functionality. This Waterman's is a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of craftsmanship. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or for someone special.

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Model: Waterman's Ideal 55 Candinal – USA
Colour: Red hard rubber
Overall Length: 5-1/2 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1900s
Filler Type: Lever
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
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