Waterman Ombres Roller Ball: Waterman celebrates their French heritage with this special edition. The mesmerizing lights of Paris at night is the inspiration for this black and white design pen. It expresses the latest style in elegance. The pen is a vision inspired from architectural trends. Indulge yourself with this exclusive Waterman Perspective Ombres and Lumieres roller ball pen and we can guarantee that you are going to like the way you write.
Waterman Ombres Roller Ball
The Waterman pen company founded: in 1884, in New York, by Lewis E. Waterman. it is one of the few remaining old fountain pen companies, Now known as Waterman S.A. in Paris, France. Waterman’s improvements on pen design played a role in making the fountain pen a mass-market object.
In 1883 Lewis Edson Waterman invented the “Three Fissure Feed” system preventing excessive discharge of ink because they lost a big sale due to a leaking fountain pen, this led them to perfect the feed. The perfected feed, got a patent in 1884. From the beginning, competition in the fountain pen industry was fierce, both in the marketplace and the courtroom. 15 years later, the L. E. Waterman company developed the “spoon Feed” which prevented ink overflow. This also led the company to receive the gold medal of excellence at the “Paris Fair”.
The Company Takes off
After L. E. Waterman’s death in 1901, the company took off. Because of the leadership of Frank D. Waterman, Waterman’s nephew. The Company expanded worldwide. While introducing a series of innovations. The company’s main selling point was quality and reliability. After three years the pen clip saw the light, it allow to fix the pen to a pocket or to an object. That same year they also developed the first no leak retractable fountain pen.
At the end of the 20th. century, its more creative competitors gain market share against them—Parker, Sheaffer, and Eversharp, in particular. By the late 20s, Waterman tried to catch up; but it continued to struggle through World War II and finally shut down in 1954. Their French subsidiary, Waterman S.A., absorbed what remained of the American company including its British arm.
After this. The company was bought by the Bic company. In 1987, Bic sold the Waterman division to The Gillette Company which in turn, grew sales by 40% , Finally, in 1993. Bic also sold to Sanford, a division of Newell Rubbermaid.