– Waterman IDEAL Patrician
– Gold emblem
– Senior large bold pen
– Royal black
– large Waterman’s patrician 14ct solid gold nib
Waterman IDEAL Patrician fountain pen – Up here is a vintage Waterman
IDEAL Patrician fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1930s.
This Waterman’s is a fine example, classic in royal black with gold trim.
This is the SENIOR version, jumbo and large bold pen of overall length 5-1/2 inches.
At the barrel end is a stunning Waterman’s IDEAL GLOBE gold emblem.
The pen bears a stunning extra broad art-deco gold capband.
The pen is in nice condition, only showing minor wear over the body.
It bears a very large Waterman Patrician 14ct solid gold nib, with ‘diamond’ airhole, flexible writing smooth medium line.
The pen bears lever filling system.
A new sac has been fitted. The filling system is in good working order. The pen has been restored and tested for full functionality.
Waterman began its conversion from hard rubber to celluloid in 1929 with the introduction of the Patrician, pen of classic art deco design. The delayed switch to plastic, together with other reasons, caused Waterman lost ground slowly during the depression years of the 1930s.
Patrician offered during the period was a marketing failure, and thus making Patrician one of the rarest and most avidly-sought pens now. Most of the parts on these pens are unique to this line of pens. This makes this Patrician even more collectible, as in such an excellent condition.
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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