Vintage Pens: Waterson’s Nonleakable Fountain Pen
Vintage Pens: 2589 Waterson’s Nonleakable Fountain Pen
WaterSOn's not WaterMAn's. At 5 1/2-inches long, this eyedropper pen with sterling silver filigree is a doozy. Given that it is a black hard-rubber pen, we suspect this pen is a Waterson's made between 1908 and 1910. That is when the first of 2 Waterson's companies existed. The other was in the late '20s. Our pen is in phenomenal condition. It has some light wear and scratches, with its only real blemishes being a ring where the cap snugs against the barrel and a little divot in the cap. The filigree is marked sterling. Click the headline to see. A floral design is etched. It has engraved initials. The nib is marked "Warranted / 14KT / No. 4". It has flex, but it mostly writes a fine line. If you play with the flex, it can go up to 2mm, but it is scratchy when flexing. It has some feedback when not flexing, too. Best of all, it comes with its original box! The inner box is missing a side and sports a cigarette burn. The section unscrews easily. 14cm capped.