Friday, 7 March 2014

Waterman Green Ink of old

One more bottle of Waterman's ink comes to join Palimpsest's small collection of vintage inks. It has been issued in the early years of the 20th century by L. G. Sloan, purveyor of rubber bands, Congress playing cards and Waterman pens, and owner of Pen Corner at 41 Kingsway London WC2. The iconic hexagonal bottle is full of green ink. 

The bottle's label is somewhat faded and tired at the edges and the metal lid has seen better days but the ink within looks young despite the passage of time. It writes dark green and dries a shade lighter. Excellent flow, shading and saturation. The swab is surprising bright and dries petrol green, a colour that I find it impossible to photograph. If you would like a sample, contact me at blogpalimpsest at gmail dot com and I will list it in the shop.

More Waterman inks:
Washable Blue