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Waterman 12 1/2 Fountain Pen - Solid 18k Lines and Dots French Overlay, Eyedropper, Fine Flexible New York Nib (Superior, Restored)

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Waterman 12 1/2 eyedropper fountain pen from the 1920s. Black hard rubber body and cap, as produced with no clip, with a solid gold 18k lined overlay made in France. Gold Waterman Ideal New York No. 2 nib is almost fully flexible and fine with good line variation. Superior condition, cleaned, tested, and working well. The pen has been personalized, "V.R."

SKU: 14827
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Type  Vintage eyedropper-filling fountain pen with a flexible nib.

Product Name  Model 12 1/2 as marked on the end of the pen barrel. 1 indicates slip cap eyedropper pen; 2 indicates nib size; 1/2 indicates slender.  This is a very slender pen!

Manufacturer and Year  Waterman, made in USA and France -- 1920s. The nib was made in USA and the overlay was made in France. We understand the BHR parts of the pen were made in the US.

Length  4-13/16"

Filling System  Eyedropper filling system. We've cleaned and tested it, it's working very well. We'll include an eyedropper kit and instructions on filling this pen.

Color  Solid 18k overlay. It has an eagle on it with no cartouche which means solid 18k gold. It is over black hard rubber. The overlay has lengthwise stripes and evenly distributed spots/speckles. As produced, this pen has no clip. 

Nib  FLEXIBLE FINE gold nib is marked "Waterman's Ideal New York." It looks a bit large in the slender section, but the #2 nib is the correct size based on the barrel imprint. The tines spread easily for good line variation and an almost extra-fine point. Please see the writing sample below.

Condition  Superior condition. The black is very dark and the imprints are clear. The top of the cap has some dents but for solid gold, it's actually not that many. )Solid gold overlays oftentimes have a significant amount of dents.) There are no scratches. No cracks or chips. The pen has been cleaned and tested and is working very well. The pen has been personalized, "V..R.."


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SKU 14827
Condition Used
Maker Waterman
Type Fountain Pens


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