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Vintage Founatin Pens Heritage from 1880s to 1970s | Waterman
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Exclusive to Waterman during the Golden Age
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Exclusive to Waterman during the Golden Age ~

RARE OLIVE Ripple - Highly Sought After Color Among Waterman Ripple

'IDEAL' Globe Embossed ~ Gold Filled Trim ~ 14ct Waterman's Solid Gold Nib ~ circa 1900s ~

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

vintage pen overview summary

Up here for auction is a vintage Waterman's Ideal OLIVE Ripple 52v fountain pen, which was manufactured in Canada circa 1909. This Waterman's is a fine example, in excellent RARE OLIVE ripple (woodgrain) with gold filled trim and a 14ct gold nib. The ripple is a pattern that was exclusive to Waterman during the Golden Age. The pen is in excellent condition, very glossy body with nice imprint. There is no scretches, cracks, dings and dents all over the body. The pen is supberbly detailed, with imprint and signature all around. The model 52v is engraved at the end of the barrel. The pocket clip and side lever bear the 'IDEAL' globe logo, which is crisp and stunning. The lever filling system of the pen is in perfect working order. A new sac has been fitted. It is really rare and highly sought after Waterman Ripple, considering its age (almost 100 years) and in this excellent MINTY 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 52v - Canada
Colour: Olive ripple
Overall Length: 4-3/8 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1900s
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: Olive hard rubber
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: N/A
Trim Pattern: Single gold cap band; Polished.
Pocket Clip: Engraves 'PAT. OCT.9.09 WATERMAN'S' with the IDEAL globe
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
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean
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: Reads 'PATENTED OCT.9.1906 WATERMANS FOUNTAIN PEN CANADA FEB.9.1909' with the 'IDEAL' globe
End Jewel: Engraved '52V'
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: The 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
fountain pen barrel imprint
Type: Lever
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium storage; Easy to handle lever filling mechanism
Work Done: The gold lever is polished to restore its shiny condition. The lever is very smooth and easy to raise.
Functionality: Good
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