history as a definitively stylish and innovative pen brand begun in
1884, when American Lewis Edson Waterman received his first patent for
his capillary feed. His company quickly became a major competitor in the
hands of his son Frank, but was to be succeeded by its French arm after
World War 2. Drawing on the elegance and sophistication of French
fashion and haute couture, the company continued to design high quality
writing instruments and is today known for its quirky designs.