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The second half of my first vintage purchase, this is the oldest pen I own; the latest date I was given for this pen was ! This means the pen managed to survive two world wars and the fall of the Soviet Union. It came to me in a cardboard Waterman box with papers in Hungarian, on which someone had tested out a bunch of inks and also ripped off a corner. There were some notes and dates written on it as well. From left to right we see the cap with a clip; clipless models exist , and then the pen body, which is quite short, and a little knob at the end. So much technology went into the construction of these pens. And that was achieved by using the knob and an ingenious helix-screw system to retract the nib into the pen body:. The nib rears its beautiful head with just over a complete turn of the screw.

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For auction is a great rare early fountain pen. This is a Waterman Ideal fountain pen with a patent date of November 4, Im not sure but I think this style is.

I recently found this pen in a pile of old pens, passed over at an antique store as damaged goods. At first blush, it looked like another no name Black Chased Hard Rubber pen. Closer examination revealed that the underneath the after market clip and dirty nib, was a Waterman I last restored and wrote about a 52 in my post of March 10, — Classic Waterman That article discussed a nice example of a Gold Banded Repousse model.

Most vintage fountain pen collections should include a Waterman Fountain pen. The L. Waterman Fountain Pen Company started in New York in the s and was a stalwart in the Fountain Pen business during the production dates of the Lewis Edson Waterman was the founder of the company in the late s and credited with its successful start. The Waterman 52 was produced during the to time period.

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Cross has been a Rhode Island maker of pencils and pens since , but made stylographic pens, not fountain pens, for the first 80 years. The stylographic pen was the precursor to the ballpoint pen, according to the Cross website. Cross had at least 21 registered patents and developed “firsts” in the writing instrument field. Dating a Cross pen is difficult, as the company has no dating system conveyed on the pen. Check your Cross pen with a magnifying glass at the clip area and just above the clip to read the information as to where the pen was made.

The fountain pen was not made by Cross until about , reports Vintage Pens website.

WATERMAN Ink Refill Cartridges for Fountain Pens, Black, 8-Pack (S): : Computers & Accessories. Date First Available, 21 June

Remember Me? Member Map Advanced Search. Results 1 to 9 of 9. Thread: Please help identifying Waterman fountain pen. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Please help identifying Waterman fountain pen Hello everyone, I’m new here I have found a nice Waterman pen at the local thrift, but having hard time identifying, as there is no name, number or year on it.

The pen looks unused and has cartrige and inking mechanism what’s the propper name for it? The nib looks gold plated and says “Waterman France L”, is L – size of the nib? Nib feels stiff. It says “Made in France” on the golden ring on the cap and on the inking mechanism. I’ll try to upload some pictures I took.

Antique and Vintage Waterman Pens

The Waterman Pen Company is a major manufacturer of luxury fountain pens. Established in in New York City by Lewis Edson Waterman , [1] it is one of the few remaining first-generation fountain pen companies, as Waterman S. Lewis Edson Waterman’s entry into fountain pen manufacturing has only recently been properly researched. Waterman was working as a pen salesman in New York for a new company founded in the spring of by a volatile inventor named Frank Holland.

Holland abandoned his company after only six weeks; Waterman stepped in and took over, fitting the pens with a simplified feed of his own design. Despite later company literature that depicts Lewis E.

We have a wide selection of Waterman fountain pens and we offer Free and Fast The earliest surviving pens with ink held in a reservoir date from the century.

Still has a very clear, clean label. I had a batch of those funky old refills with the flared back ends made. They fit most of the other older Waterman’s ballpoints shown below, the ones with the long monster springs. And they fit the newer 80s release CFs with the fold-over rube goldberg holders for the fillers one of these pens is shown at the bottom of the first photo. They fit a lot of other early Waterman’s ballpoints that aren’t shown below; If yours has a flared back end on the refill and the monster spring, these will fit.

The second photo shows typical Waterman’s older non-CF ballpoints that these fit as well as a later “Classic” CF released in the 80s. The last photo shows the dimensions of the original filler that these replace. Ask about those if interested. Pencil has double cap bands and it has original translucent end. This pen has 2 fine, tight cracks on the cap lip, held in place by the tight cap band.

They show up in the photos below. This is an extremely clean and clear pen; I don’t believe it has been inked.

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Among the founders of the company were Hayati V. The initial capital of the company was 1.

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Some may even consider it a little bit ugly. And like I said, when the pen arrived, its looks struck me as unremarkable, and sort of not my style. No chatoyancy, no gorgeous swirls, no rich colors. Since the body on this one is green simulated marble, I inked it with Montblanc Irish Green and sat down with it and a piece of Tomoe River paper. As I doodled and scribbled, I fell deeper in love with this Phileas, so much so that it actually started looking kind of cute.

That funny looking pen shot an arrow right through my ink-loving heart. So, yeah, smitten. Who woulda thought?! I wondered if the first nib was a fluke, but no—this one is just as nice, though maybe a touch finer.

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