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Waterman Pens

In 1883, Lewis Edson Waterman invented the three-fissure feed ink-filling system for fountain pens. Waterman, a salesman, was frustrated over losing sales due to leaking fountain pens. He responded by inventing his ink-filling system and founding the Ideal Pen Company in 1884 in New York. He renamed the company the Waterman Pen Company in 1888. In 1899, he added the spoon-feed ink-supply system, which prevented ink overflow. Waterman died in 1901, but his nephew, Frank D. Waterman, expanded the company worldwide through aggressive marketing campaigns.

Waterman was known for its ornate pen designs in the '20s including gold and silver filigree. The company also introduced the first ink cartridge made of glass. However, because Waterman did not use celluloid in its pens until the '30s... Read more

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Watermans 14Kt Nib Pen Set w/ Box

May 31, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Boynton Beach, FL, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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