Fountain Pen

Fountain Pen

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Lewis Waterman established the Waterman Pen Co. and received his first pen related patent in 1884. Early Waterman pens had barrels and caps of hard rubber. In the 1940s, the firm introduced pens made of Forticel, a plastic produced by the Celanese Corporation of America. This example is of that type.
Ref: Ad for Waterman ball-point pens in [Washington] Evening Star (Feb. 16, 1949), p. A-15.
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Object Name
Fountain Pen
L.E. Waterman Company
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 13 cm x 1.3 cm; 5 1/8 in x 1/2 in
overall: 5 in x 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 1.27 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Celanese Plastics Company
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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