– Waterman IDEAL 32
– blue orange mosaic
– pen pencil set
– box set
Waterman IDEAL #32 pen pencil box set – Up here is a vintage Waterman IDEAL #32 fountain pen and pencil box set, which was manufactured in USA circa 1930s.
The pen set comes with its original blue Waterman’s leather gift case, with a special hinging system in excellent working condition.
This Waterman’s is a fine example, in stunning color, showing lapis lazuli blue orange mosaic marble with chrome plate trim.
The pen is in nice condition.
The imprint on the barrel is crisp.
A new ink sac has been fitted. The filling system is in good working order.
There are some minor wears due to age. The pen set has been restored 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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