Waterman IDEAL 56 Senior Black Hard Rubber Fountain Pen



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Waterman IDEAL 56 Senior Fountain Pen

– Senior jumbo large size of Overall length 5-1/2 inches

– Antique grade

– ‘IDEAL’ Globe Embossed

– Crisp Imprint

– Lever filler


Up here is a vintage Waterman’s IDEAL 56 fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1900s.

The pen is in ANTIQUE GRADE, of age more than a hundred years. Yet the condition is excellent, very rare to find in the market.

The pen is in excellent condition, without any discoloration like most black chased hard rubber pen of the similar model. The pen is very rare, neat and tidy with black chased hard rubber pattern.

The pen is also SENIOR JUMBO of the series, with overall length 5-1/2 inches.

The imprint on the barrel is crisp; with patent date as early as 1884. The model number “56” is embossed at the barrel end.

The pen is fitted with a matching large Waterman #6 14ct solid gold nib.

A new sac is fitted, and the lever filling system is in nice condition. The pen been serviced and tested for its 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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Additional information



Country Manufactured



black hard rubber

Capped length

5-1/2 inches

Date Manufactured

Circa 1900s

Filler Type

Lever filler


full functionality and working order, serviced