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Vintage Waterman's Ideal Ink in Green 1930s

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This is one of the coolest things I've rooted out in a cellar. This is a 3/4 or more full bottle of Waterman's Ideal green ink in it's original box. This product was made by the L.E. Waterman Company in New York. The Tip-Fill feature was introduced in the mid 1930s and replaced old globe bottles. This product was first seen in a War Time ad from the 1940s with the Waterman's Commando pen. "Write Him Today!" was the tagline.

The box is in fairly good condition with wear marks around the edges and corners. There is yellowing with age, however, there is no staining and the print is crisp and clear. The label on the bottle is intact and clean. In one photo you can see on the front label the bottom edges are folded up slightly. The bottom of the bottle is stamped with a "B".

Dimension of the box:
2.75" x 2.5" x 1.5"


5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by carol ernsdorf
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 11, 2018
Great piece going to have fun fixing her up a bit.
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I just thought I should let you all know, just in case a stray hair made it into the packaging. I do a wipe down of all pieces prior to packing. But plastic and animal hair are almost like peanut butter and jelly, except more annoying.

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Rapid changes in temperature will cause glass to break. If there is a 20 degree difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures, please let the package sit inside for several hours prior to opening.

Vintage Waterman's Ideal Ink in Green 1930s

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