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Waterman Fountain Pens

Lewis Edson Waterman, an insurance salesman, reportedly lost a sale to a client due to a leaky fountain pen. He quit the insurance business and went to his brother's farm where he invented his three-fissure feed fountain pen design. He sold his first pens in a cigar shop in New York. In 1884, he received a patent for his invention and founded the Ideal Pen Company. The company was renamed the Waterman Pen Company in 1888.

Waterman fountain pens manufactured before 1929 were made of hard rubber. The black Ideal 52 was the primary pen line. The Waterman safety pen, the first pen with a fully retractable nib, was introduced in 1904 and was also a popular model. In 1929, Waterman introduced the Patrician, its first celluloid fountain pen. While attractive, the pen had the high price of $10... Read more

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Waterman Phileas Purple Fountain Pen

March 19, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Boynton Beach, FL, USA

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March 25, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Potomac, MD, USA

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