I1219 JIF Waterman early Ink Bottle, France – label printed entirely in French. Gravity fed – when you tilt to pour, a steel ball controlled the ink flow. Lightly faded label is entirely in French. Bakelite faceted cap with Jif embossed on top, 5 inches in height, base diameter is 3 inches. Very unusual, the only one we have seen over the years. Overall very good condition. (1 avail)
A little story about this bottle! We acquired this bottle in the early 1990s and displayed it on a shelf with other Waterman inks in our hallway at the Pendemonium shop in Fort Madison. One year we were holding an event where our dear friend, Susan Wirth (RIP) saw the bottle and declared that all ink bottles should have liquid in them! She promptly grabbed the bottle, took it to the restroom and put some water inside. Unfortunately, over the years, the water caused the little steel ball that controlled the ink flow to start to rust. Sadly, we can no longer remove the steel ball!