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VINTAGE WATERMAN'S W5 EXECUTIVE FOUNTAIN PEN
Blue Striped; Triple Gold Cap Band; Circa 1950s
was £399.99
now £289.99 old ink pens
 
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VINTAGE WATERMAN'S W5 EXECUTIVE FOUNTAIN PEN

~ RARE Blue Striped Patterning ~

~ EXECUTIVE FLAGSHIP Series ~

~ Triple Art-Deco Cap Band ~ Gold Trim & a Large Solid 14ct Gold Nib, Circa 1950s ~

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

 
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SUMMARY
 

     Up here for auction is a vintage Waterman's W5 fountain pen, which was manufactured in England circa 1950s. The W5 is the EXECUTIVE FLAGSHIP model of the series. This Waterman's is a nice example, in stunning and rare blue striped patterning, with triple art-deco cap band, gold trim and a large 14ct gold nibThe lever filling system is in perfect working order. A new sac has been fitted. 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 W5 Executive – English
Colour: Blue striped
Overall Length: 5-1/8 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: Blue striped plastics
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: Gold plated domed head; Polished
Trim Pattern: Triple art-deco gold cap band; Polished & stunning
Pocket Clip: Classic gold plate pocket clip with the imprint 'WATERMAN'S'. 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 'Waterman's 14CT ENGLAND 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: Clear and excellent imprint, reads 'Waterman's MADE IN ENGLAND W5'
End Jewel: N/A
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: The gold lever is polished to restore its shiny condition. It 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 to large 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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