Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen Model 12
The Waterman Ideal Fountain Pen N.Y. patented May 3rd 1899 and Aug 3 1903 U.S.A. In line with Waterman’s model identification system, the base of the pen barrel is stamped – in this case with the number 12. This puts the pen in the late 1900’s to early 1920’s as far as manufacture goes and the pen has a chased hard black rubber body and cap with a flexible No.2 nib. The pen uses the ‘eyedropper’ filling system and there is ink flow on testing but he nib does seem well used and a little scratchy to my hand. I suggest that a new nib and a clean by someone who knows what they are doing would be in order. The pen is 5 ¼” (134mm) when posted (cap on).
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