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VINTAGE WATERMAN IDEAL 92 LIZARD-SKIN FOUNTAIN PEN
Matching Art-deco Design on Pocket Clip, Gold Cap & Barrel Bands
was £699.99
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VINTAGE WATERMAN'S IDEAL 92 FOUNTAIN PEN

~ GORGEOUS & RARE GOLDEN LIZARD-SKIN - Highly Sought After Pattern ~

~ Matching Art-deco Design on Pocket Clip, Gold Cap & Barrel Bands ~

~ Gold Trim ~ Waterman's 14ct IDEAL Gold Nib ~ circa 1950s ~

~ Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Excellent Overall Condition ~ 

 
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SUMMARY
 

Up here for auction is the Waterman's IDEAL #92 Fountain Pen, which was manufactured in Canada circa 1950s. The pen is in nice condition, in stunning GOLDEN LIZARD-SKIN pattern, very attractive and RARE, highly sought after; you will not be disappointed. This Waterman's IDEAL pen is in nice condition, without any damage only showing minor wear due to age. The pen bears gold trim and a Waterman IDEAL 14ct gold nib. The pen bears matching art-deco design on gold pocket clip, cap and barrel bands. A new sac has been fitted. The lever filling system is in good working order. 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.

 
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Model: Waterman's Ideal 92 – Canada
Colour: Golden lizard skin
Overall Length: 5 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1950s
Filler Type: Lever
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
 
STORY
 
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     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.

 
DESCRIPTION
 
fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Lizard skin plastics
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: N/A
Trim Pattern: Single art-deco gold cap band; Polished.
Pocket Clip: Gold pocket clip; Polished; clip not tight fit slightly spring-out
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
Imprint: Reads 'WATERMAN'S 14CT W-2A'
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.
 
THE BARREL
Imprint: Reads 'WATERMAN'S MADE IN CANADA FOUNTAIN PEN' with the 'IDEAL' globe
End Jewel: Reads '92'
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
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THE FILLER
Type: Lever
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium storage; Easy to handle lever 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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