Waterman New York 56 BCHR 1st Issue Fountain Pen 1917. 14K F Full Flex Nib. Comes with Solid Silver F. Just serviced with new ink sac. Works and Writes as when new.Made in New York, 1917. WW1 was taking place and huge numbers of soldiers both English and American were based in England or on the European front line. These pens were often ClipLess examples in that they NEVER had Clips fitted. As was the fashion in London and Paris at the time. Often pens in London and Paris had optional separate IDEAL pocket clips.
Such as the Ultra Rare 925 Sterling Silver pocket clip I fitted on this 56. The pen is easy to date as a first issue for a few reasons. Firstly the New York Imprint Nib. Secondly the Lever has Triple patent dates imprints. The Barrel also has the early waterman Patent dated New York imprints.
The Lever itself is quite unique in that it has early LARGE Ideal text FONT on the lollipop. It is also pre Chrome Plating and so does not have any pitting or plate loss etc. I believe these 1st issue levers were made of German Silver or Coin Silver or some Silver alloy.ONLY these 1st issue levers are made to such high quality. It also compliments the solid Silver pocket clip.
Black and Silver is timeless elegance personified. Not too showy yet still smart and handsome. The original Waterman Ideal Pocket Clip is fully hallmarked for London 1922 and FDW.
Only example I have seen. It adds a fabulous weight to the pen.
It also prevents the pen from rolling on a desk etc. Fits perfect and does not move by itself whatsoever. The pen has zero cracks, splits or repairs etc. VERY rare to find so clean. The pen has just been serviced with a new Ink sac and is ready to write as when new.Comes with its original Box and Papers. Notice how the actual illustration is this same pen. Perfect papers are clean as when new.
1st issue Lever fill papers. Ome s ready to write just add your favorite colour bottled ink... Perfect as a gift or treat yourself to a wonderful collectible fountain pen that can be used and enjoyed daily.. Please view all the Photographs they form large part of the description.
All photographs are of actual pen. What you see is everything you receive. Any boxes or papers will ALWAYS be photographed if included. Fed Ex is also available.
PLEASE VIEW MY OTHER ITEMS MORE PENS, Montblanc, Onoto, Conway Stewart, Parker, Waterman, Mabie Todd Swan, Sheaffer, Dunhill etc. The item "Waterman New York 56 BCHR 1st Issue Fountain Pen 1917.14K F Full Flex Nib. Mint" is in sale since Thursday, November 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Pens\Fountain Pens\Waterman". The seller is "myhs10cd" and is located in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.
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