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FULL-SIZE Version; Long Bold Pen of Overall Length 5-3/8 inches
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~ STERLING SILVER Filigree Basket Overlay Pattern ~

~ FULL-SIZE Version ~ Long Bold Pen of Overall Length 5-3/8 inches ~

~ 'IDEAL' Globe Embossed on Pocket Clip & Side Lever ~

~ Crisp Imprint ~ Waterman's 14ct Solid Gold Nib ~ c1900s ~

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

vintage pen overview summary

Up here is the variety of Waterman's IDEAL 452 fountain pen, the full size version, with overall length 5-3/8 inches, which the makers offered a vintage Waterman's Ideal DING-FREE STERLING SILVER OVERLAY FILIGREE BASKET pattern, which was manufactured in USA circa 1900s. This Waterman's IDEAL is in nice condition. It is in STERLING SILVER overlay, which is rare and high ranged model. On the lever and pocket clip the 'IDEAL' globe is also embossed. At the end of the barrel is the model number '452' embossed. The pen bears a Waterman solid 14ct gold nib. A new sac has been fitted. The lever filling system is in good working order. The pen has been serviced and tested for its full functionality. The pen is not personalized; there is an empty space on the barrel. 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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detailed anatomy pen
Model: Waterman's Ideal 452 – USA
Colour: Sterling silver
Overall Length: 5-3/8 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: Sterling silver
Top Ring: Imprint reads 'WATERMAN'S STERLING'
Top Jewel: N/A
Trim Pattern: Sterling silver
Pocket Clip: Engraves 'STERLING WATERMAN'S' with the IDEAL globe
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 : Medium
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 'STERLING MADE IN U.S.A.'
End Jewel: Model number '452' embossed at the end of the barrel
Screw with Filler: Smooth
Screw with Cap: Push type
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
fountain pen barrel
pen barrel
Type: Lever
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium
Work Done: Tested for full functionality
Functionality: Good
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