Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen, N.Y., U.S.A. Pat'd 1884

I know nothing about fountain pens but I can give all the information that this one has on it.

On The barrell it states, "Pat'd 1884, May 23, 1899 Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen, N.Y., USA & Aug 4, 1903."

The filler stem says "Ideal" on it. The word "Ideal" is inside a globe. On the base of the pen is the number "52 1/2 V". It does appear to have had red paint inside the number. The nib has the words "Waterman's Ideal New York."

A previous owner left teeth marks on the base of the pen. I don't believe that the pen is able to hold ink. The filler stem only raises about 1/8th of an inch.

The pen is black. It has an eyelet on the cap of the pen. Apparently this is used to fasten the pen to a garment.

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