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Waterman's Ideal no.12 eyedropper

Regular price £75.00

The Waterman's Ideal no.12 eyedropper pen was introduced in 1900 and rapidly gained a reputation as a sound investment at a time when a reliable pen was considered a necessity.  This particular model probably dates from around 1916, possibly earlier.

The pen has been conservatively restored and is in good vintage condition.  It is constructed in hard rubber with a replacement 14Ct. Gold Waterman nib.  The chasing is is worn but the surface has a deep shine with no deep scratches.  The pen has taken up a brown patina, due to oxidation of the hard rubber surface over the last one hundred and odd years. Although hand made, the tolerances are very fine, the join between the barrel and section is tight and the threads are very smooth.

At 134 mm. capped and a huge 170 mm. posted, it is an extremely long, slim and elegant pen, well suited to those making the transition from dip pens to the new fangled fountain pens.

The 14Ct. Gold nib writes with a very smooth, firm, fine line.

Although of high quality and build, the Waterman's no. 12 was very much a 'workhorse' of a pen, designed solely for the purpose of writing rather than fashion.  This example has certainly been well used but also well cared for, it is a very 'honest' antique pen.