Waterman’s IDEAL Cardinal Red Hard Rubber Fountain Pen & Pencil Set
– Exclusive to Waterman During Golden Age
– ‘IDEAL’ Globe Embossed
– Crisp Imprint
– Lever filler
Up here for your consideration is a vintage Waterman’s Ideal CARDINAL RED HARD RUBBER 52-1/2V fountain pen & pencil set, which was manufactured in Canada circa 1909.
This Waterman’s is a fine example, in excellent GLOSSY ORANGE CARDINAL RED HARD RUBBER with gold filled trim and a Waterman’s 14ct solid gold nib. The color is a pattern that was exclusive to Waterman during the Golden Age.
The pen is in nice condition, glossy body with nice crisp imprint. There is no scretches, cracks, dings and dents all over the body.
The pen is superbly detailed, with imprint and signature all around.
The model 52-1/2V is engraved at the end of the barrel.
The side lever bear the ‘IDEAL’ globe logo, which is crisp and stunning.
The lever filling system of the pen is in perfect working order.
A new sac has been fitted.
It is really rare and highly sought after Waterman, considering its age (almost 100 years) and in this excellent condition.
The pen has been serviced and tested for full functionality. This Waterman’s is a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of craftsmanship. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or for someone special.
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.
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