Often cited as the inventor of the fountain pen, what Lewis Edson Waterman did was patent a practical fountain pen. He developed a feed that would guide ink down the backside of the nib and onto the paper. The Regular, as he christened the pen, was anything but and was patented in 1884. Waterman would sell these on a small scale until WWI, when his sales would skyrocket and give rise to many copies, despite numerous patents. Today, the Sanford Company retains Waterman's reputation as a company of innovation, quality, and cutting edge design. The name is among the most recognized in the industry, and its enthusiasts can attest to its quality. You never need to worry about signing important contracts, because every Waterman delivers a crisp, sure signature, just as Lewis Waterman intended.
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