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Waterman 0552 1/2 V Fountain Pen - Basketweave Filigree, Flexible Medium Ideal Nib (Excellent, Restored)

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Small ladies pen from the Waterman 52 line. This one is marked 0552 1/2 V and has a design in a filigree basketweave on the gold filled barrel and cap, and a lovely almost fully flexible Waterman Ideal #2 nib that runs from fine to broad. Excellent condition.

SKU: 15824
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Type  Ring top fountain pen with an almost fully flexible nib

Product Name   Marked 0552 1/2 V on the end of the barrel. (5 = full gold overlay; 5 = lever filler; 2 = nib size; 1/2 = slender model; V = short (pocket) model)

Manufacturer and Year   Waterman, USA, 1920s

Length  3-9/16" not counting ring hardware.

Filling System  Lever filler. Restored here at PSP with a new sac.

Color  Gold filled over hard rubber. The filigree metal is engraved with a pattern similar to basketweave.

Nib  FLEXIBLE FINE Waterman's Ideal #2 nib. The nib flexes easily from fine to a little more than broad. There's a little bit of a bend in one of the tines, but we have straightened the nib and it writes well. See writing sample below. We consider this almost fully flexible.

Condition  Excellent condition for this diminuitive, elegant pen. No personalization. The gold filigree on the cap and barrel looks great with just some light scratching.  The lined end of the barrel has some plating wear, caused by posting.  The hard rubber under the gold filigree has faded to brown which is common for these pens.  There are some miniscule dots of wear on the section but the color is a solid dark black, as it should be.  No cracks, dents, dings, or serious scratches.  The imprints are all clear.

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Additional Info

SKU 15824
Condition Used
Maker Waterman
Type Fountain Pens


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