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Object ID 000582

Object Name Waterman's Ideal Ink

Object Desc Waterman's Ideal Ink Copyright 1920 Superior for Fountain Pen and General Use L.E. Waterman Co. Violet writing fluid

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000559a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Stationery Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Grundy's Book exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Waterman's Ideal Ink,ink bottles,stationery items,L. E. Waterman Company,office supplies,fountain pens,

Title Waterman's Ideal Ink

Description Has a back label which reads: "Violet writing fluid" A second back label reads: Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen: Makes its mark all around the world" 32 oz bottle. Half-full with ink Black plastic stopper


Approx Collection Date

Height 26

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 9

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Centimeters/grams

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker L. E. Waterman Company

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY559a-b


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Image Caption CMY559a-b



Date MAR 21,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Christina

Notes Fair to good condition. NOTE: Stopper is not secure. Lifts off easily.The bottle is about half full of ink and the ink has separated out from the rest of the solution. It has clumped in heavy clouds at the bottom of the bottle and the clear/light violet solution is suspended above it. The bottle has a front label which has overall discoloration as well as a red splotch in the bottom left quadrant and extending over towards the center of the label and about 2/3 of the way to the top of the label. There is a chunk taken out of the bottom central portion. $1.60 is in pencil. There are two back labels. One reads: "Violet Writing Fluid: Will Give ne Copy". The upper left corner is missing and the top central part of the label has some ink dropped on it. The third label, below this label in the center of the bottle is a manufactuerers label which reads: Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen: Makes it mark all around the world. This label has overall discoloration and is peeling in bottom left.