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    Default Waterman Ads from 1917

    We were visiting my in-laws’ cottage and found two really neat Marines Magazines with Waterman ads on the back. Imagine the excitement people felt at Christmas getting one of these black hard rubber pens in their stocking!

    I only have one of these ancient pens, which I am yet to restore.


    I thought you’d enjoy seeing these as fellow Fountain Pen Geeks. Happy New Year!




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    Default Re: Waterman Ads from 1917

    Wow what a find. Thanks for posting
    Can you rotate the first image, I would like to read the text.
    I want to feel like a 1917 teenager/adult for a few second

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    Default Re: Waterman Ads from 1917

    Yes. Here you go. Sorry. I am so glad someone else is enjoying these.


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    Default Re: Waterman Ads from 1917

    “...ink wells and pencil sharpeners are not a part of their kits” is a clever advertising phrase.

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    Default Re: Waterman Ads from 1917

    Thanks for sharing it with us. 👍

    I own a Waterman 45 safety from that period which I really like







    And a lovely Waterman 12 1/2






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    Default Re: Waterman Ads from 1917

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    “...ink wells and pencil sharpeners are not a part of their kits” is a clever advertising phrase.
    That struck me too, but I couldn't help but think that every man jack of them probably had a knife, so why would they need a pencil sharpener anyway?

    Thanks for posting, Radonactionservices. Always enjoy these old adverts.
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    Default Re: Waterman Ads from 1917

    It's fun to see the ads and then the real pens.
    Ptero those are lovely pens.
    I guess can guess the price, of how much they cost then

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    Default Re: Waterman Ads from 1917

    These pens are beauitful writing instruments.
    I am lucky to have had a chance to use few from the time, Thank you for that life time opportunity.

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