Waterman 20 Eyedropper Fill Vintage Pen

This is a 1905 Waterman “20″ eyedropper-fill in Chased Black Hard Rubber. Early, slip-cap model. During the second and third decade of the 1900s, pen companies competed to offer oversized pens. This is a wonderful example of Waterman’s largest pen! also used in association with Waterman’s “World’s Smallest Pen” to attract attention in stores, store window displays, advertisements and Expositions. USA made pen with Canadian made nib (fine, semi-flexible). Has been filled (probably 100+ years ago), otherwise new-old-stock, mint with deep, crisp chasing and imprints. It would be very hard to find a nicer example.

Item #14 in Catalog #85.

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Waterman 20 Eyedropper Fill Vintage Pen

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  1. Paul Heretakis
    Posted April 8, 2020 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    Looking for a waterman #20.
    Let me know if you come across one.

    Thank you.

    • Gary Lehrer
      Posted April 17, 2020 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

      Hi Paul, I have a few available. Do you want black, cardinal or mottled? Screw cap or slip cap? Very best, Gary

      • Paul Heretakis
        Posted June 21, 2020 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

        Please email me with your available waterman #20.

        Thank you

  2. Kevin
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    What is number 17 in the photo?

    • Gary Lehrer
      Posted October 4, 2020 at 10:26 am | Permalink

      Thanks for asking. The information about Catalog #85, item #17 follows. We’ve had multiple of these pens through the years in both sizes. I believe we have one remaining in the larger of the two sizes. Please contact us if interested.

      1932 Zerollo/Dunhill “Two Pen” Matchstick-fill in Black Chased “Spiral” hard Rubber. Clip imprinted “D.D. Zerollo” Nibs each signed “John Dunhill” who had the marketing license for the English speaking market. There was also a marketing agreement in France with the “Unic” Company. This pen was produced in two sizes, which are equally rare – this is the larger of the two. GFT. The cap top unscrews to reveal the matchstick filler. There are two separate reservoirs, one for each of the nibs. Turn the bottom knob to propel one nib, turn in the other direction to propel the other. Medium nibs. Extremely rare! Near mint++. $5000.


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