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Amber Semi-Transparent Barrel; Large Nib; Circa 1930s
was £519.99
now £399.99
antique ink pen


~ Red Burgundy Ray - GORGEOUS & RARE Pattern ~

~ Amber Semi-Transparent Barrel ~

~ Crisp Imprint ~ a Waterman's Solid #4 14ct Gold Nib ~ Circa 1930s ~

~ New Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Nice Condition ~ 

vintage pen overview summary

Up here for auction is a vintage Waterman's IDEAL Red burgundy-Ray INK VUE fountain pen, which was manufactured in Canada circa 1930s. This Waterman's is a fine example, in eye-catching gergeous rare red burgundy, and semi-transparent amber striped barrel. You can see thru the amber semi-transparent barrel under the light clearly, and you will not be disappointed. The gold pocket clip, cap band and side lever is in parallel lines patterning. The pen is in nice condition. It bears a large Waterman's 14ct #4 gold nib. The imprint on the barrel is crisp. A new ink-vue sac has been fitted. The filling system is in good working order. The pen has been restored and tested for full functionality.

fountain pen summary details
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Model: Waterman's DELUXE IDEAL – USA
Colour: Red burgundy ray
Overall Length: 5 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1930s
Filler Type: Ink Vue
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: Black and red striped plastics
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: Black circular top; Polished
Trim Pattern: Single art deco gold cap band; Polished.
Pocket Clip: Art deco pocket clip. It has been polished and adjusted to tight fit on your shirt. There is certain brassings
Cap Screw: Smooth
Work Done: The whole cap has been gently hand polished to restore its shiny condition.
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: Clear and excellent imprint, reads 'WATERMAN'S MADE IN CANADA FOUNTAIN PEN' with the IDEAL globe logo
End Jewel: N/A
Screw with Filler: Smooth
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
Type: Ink vue
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Small storage; Easy to handle filling mechanism
Work Done: A new ink sac has been fitted. 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: Good
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