Waterman Lady Patricia - Jade
Stock number: 5982
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Medium to Slightly Broad nib, Lever fill system.
This vintage pen, which Waterman called the Lady Patricia, was created in 1930 for the female hand, following the successful sales of the Waterman Patrician range – a much larger fountain pen aimed primarily at the male market. The Stationery Trades’ Journal of the time (November 1930) praised its “slender careful lines and smart modish colour” It was marketed as having a “smart, modern, feminine cap clasp – holding the pen securely in place, even in the most crowded handbag.” The first Lady Patricia was presented to Miss Amy Johnson (1903-1941) the English female aviator who carried a Waterman fountain pen during her daring solo flight from England to Australia. It was marketed in a range of colours – this one is called Jade Green. The cap top, clip, single decorated cap band and lever are gold fill. It has a Waterman’s Ideal Canada No.2 nib in a medium to slightly broad point which is a pleasure to use. This delightful, and quite rare, vintage pen is in good condition with only minor age wear including some brassing to the trim as can be seen in the montage. The barrel imprint states “Waterman’s Fountain Pen, Reg. U.S. PAT. OFF. Made in USA” with the Waterman’s “Ideal” logo. So a Canadian pen, with a U.S.A. nib from a U.K. website! There is some slight colour variation between the cap and barrel as is common with this finish but not to the extent that it detracts from the pen. It is a small pen measuring 108mm with cap on and 136mm with cap on barrel end. It is a true reflection of its period and this Lady will provide many more years of writing pleasure. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may also select your method of payment.
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