Thursday, 8 May 2014

Waterman Red Ink of old

Has the old Waterman's Red ink been altered by the ravages of time? As the other inks in the Waterman series it has been produced in the early years of the 20th century and like them it seems to have withstood the test of time. Do not expect a traditional shade though. The ink that comes out of the old bottle is a popping Coral Red. It flows beautifully out of the J pen nib and dries a solid colour with no discernible shading. Stunning.

A glimmering W on Clairefontaine paper: the still wet ink catches the light. 
The old Waterman's ink bottle with its paper label. 
Some ink has dripped on it in the past and has dried pink.

The "e" pops out of the Clairefontaine paper full of coral red ink.  The "R" is black-red: my nib hasn't been wiped clean and still contained some Montblanc Mystery Black ink.

Stunning solid coral red shade

Waterman's Red ink swab

This Waterman's Red ink comes from L.G. Sloan Ltd "The Pen Corner", 41 Kingsway, London WC2.
More Waterman inks:
Washable Blue

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