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VINTAGE WATERMAN'S IDEAL 94 RED MAHOGANY FOUNTAIN PEN
KeyHole Nib; Circa 1930s
was £399.99
now £299.99
 
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VINTAGE WATERMAN'S IDEAL 94 FOUNTAIN PEN

~ GORGEOUS & RARE Mahogany Red White-veined Marble Patterning ~

~ Art-Deco Gold Cap Band ~ Gold Trim ~ 14ct Solid Gold Keyhole Gold Nib ~ Circa 1930s ~

~ New Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Nice Condition ~ 

 
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SUMMARY
 
Up here is a vintage Waterman's Ideal 94 fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1930s. This Waterman's is a fine example, in stunning mahogany red white-veined marble patterning. The imprint on the barrel is crisp, and the model number '94' is embossed at the end of the barrel. The pen bears art-deco gold cap band and gold trim. The nib is large, excellent and stands out, with a keyhole airhole, Waterman's Account 14ct solid gold nib. A new sac has been fitted. The lever filling system is in perfect working order. The pen has been serviced and tested for its full functionality. 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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SUMMARY
Model: Waterman's IDEAL 94 – USA
Colour: Mahogany
Overall Length: 5-1/16 Inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1940s
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: Mahogany
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: Flat top; Polished
Trim Pattern: Gold art-deco cap band; Polished.
Pocket Clip: Gold pocket clip. It has been polished and adjusted to tight fit on your shirt.
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 'ACCOUNT WATERMAN'S IDEAL REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. MADE IN U.S.A.'
Condition of Feed : Excellent and 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: 'WATERMAN'S REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. MADE IN U.S.A. FOUNTAIN PEN' with the IDEAL globe logo
End Jewel: Embossed '94'
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: The gold 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
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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: Excellent
 
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