Personalized Fountain Pen Patent Art, Waterman, 1884

$128.00 USD

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TITLE: Fountain Pen
INVENTOR: Lewis Waterman
YEAR: 1884
PRINT#: W3545S

In 1883, Waterman was an insurance broker in New York City, getting ready to sign one of his hottest contracts. In honor of the occasion, Waterman bought a new fountain pen that he considered far more stylish than a cumbersome dip pen and ink well. With the contract on the table and the pen in the clients hand, the pen refused to write, and actually leaked onto the precious document. Horrified, Waterman raced back to his office for another contract, but a competing broker had closed the deal. Determined to never again suffer such humiliation, Waterman began to make fountain pens in his brothers workshop. He used the capillarity principle which allowed air to induce a steady and even flow of ink. He christened his pen "the Regular," decorated it with wood accents, and obtained a patent for it in 1884. In his first year of operation, Waterman sold his hand-made pens out of the back of a cigar shop. Eventually he sold millions of his pens.-PS
Reproduction of the original patent artwork and application submitted to the US Patent Office.
Art is printed on premium, heavy-weight art paper for an aged and authentic look
Framed art is double-matted and presented in a high-quality wooden & glass frame
All components are proudly made in the USA!
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Size and Specs

11x14 Size
Overall frame size 13-1/4" x 16-1/4"
Product weight is 3 lbs
Mat is 2" in width around art
Personalization area size is 4" x 1"
Double-matted: charcoal (top) and black (bottom)
Frame is sealed and includes hanging hardware

16x20 Size
Overall frame size is 18-1/4" x 22-1/4"
Product weight is 5 lbs
Mat is 2.5" in width around art
Personalization area size is 5" x 1.5"
Double-matted: charcoal (top) and black (bottom)
Frame is sealed and includes hanging hardware

Personalization
Include up to 3 lines of copy with max 40 characters per line
Copy will be centered
Include any special instructions in the "Notes" area at checkout
Example Personalization Copy
Line 1: JOHN G. GOLDMAN
Line 2: Thanks for your ideas and leadership
Line 3: Concept Products

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