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The Waterman Pens Brand: Fountain Pens to Pen Jewellery

The Waterman brand has more then 130 years of history which all started in 1883 when LE Waterman, then a salesman, lost a big sale due to a leaky fountain pen.

This led him to patent to 'three-fissure feed' system which ensured that the amount of ink lost when using the fountain pen was significantly reduced. A year later, Waterman founded the company that would go on to dominate the quality pen industry

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In 1913, after almost two decades producing fountain pens in Paris, Waterman produced the first lever supply system which was to be used as a reference for the next thirty years in the industry as well as in Waterman pens.

In 1939, Waterman launched it's 100 year pen which has a warranty of 100 years - the first of any pen in the industry to offer such guarantee of quality and service.

The trademark pocket clip that has become synonymous with Waterman's style first made it's appearance in 1953 with the Waterman CF which was designed with a ballistic missile in mind with smooth, sleek shapes. The CF also introduced the plastic pen cartridge which would become common use in all Waterman pens and other pen brands.

In 1983, Waterman pens celebrated their 100th anniversary with the Man 100, which was such high quality it became the benchmark in luxury writing amongst pen enthusiasts and the model which pen manufacturers aspired to.

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In the 1990s three key Waterman pens were created and would become some of their most popular models. The Waterman Expert in 1992, the Waterman Hemisphere in 1994 and the Waterman Carene in 1997.

In 2001 Waterman joined with the Newell Rubbermaid group, who own brands including Parker, Sharpie and Paper Mate amongst other brands in different sectors. Since then Waterman have continued to create quality products such as the Waterman Exception in 2004 which challenged the way pens are made with it's quadrangular shape.

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