Type Vintage lever-filler fountain pen and mechanical pencil set
Product Name Model 0552-1/2 (version of the 52 in a gold filled finish and with a slender barrel).
Manufacturer and Year Waterman - circa 1920s. Probably made in Canada, as the nib is marked Canada and there are no identifying marks on the pen or pencil.
Length The fountain pen is 5"; the mechanical pencil is 5-1/4"
Filling System Lever filler (We've replaced the bladder and it's working very well.). The mechanical pencil takes 1.1mm leads. The leads extend by twisting the black cone of the pencil.
Color Gold filled finish, one of the various "paisley panel" patterns, engraved with leaves, alternating with narrow flat panels. The section of the fountain pen and cone of the mechanical pencil are black hard rubber. There is a personalization on both the fountain pen and mechanical pencil: A. Corbert (?).
Nib The nib is marked Account Waterman 14k Ideal Canada. Extra fine, no flex.
Condition Very nice condition with no cracks or chips. This is an elegant, shiny, golden set with a wispy pattern etched in the gold. Despite some plating wear the appearance of the set is very beautiful and striking. The fountain pen has marked areas of plating wear: along the top of the cap; just above and along the cap lip, and on the ball and along the edge of the clip. The ball of the clip is a silver-colored replacement. The lever is also silver colored and may also be a replacement The end of the barrel has some small dents and and some deep (but small) scratches. The mechanical pencil also has distinct areas of plating wear: on the area just under the cone (about 1/4" of wear), and along the edge of the end of the barrel. The clip has plating wear on the ball and on the face, over the imprinting there, and dents on the ball end. Both pieces are personalized: A. Corbert(?). Although some of the imprints have plating wear damage, they are all readable, and most are very clear.