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Waterman 452 1/2 Sterling Basketweave Filigree Overlay - Fine Flexible Nib (Excellent, Restored)

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The classic sterling Waterman overlay fountain pen with a flexible nib. This one is marked 452 1/2 and has a design of sterling filigree over black hard rubber. Excellent working condition. Name engraved on the barrel. Fine flexible Waterman nib.
SKU: 18751
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Type  Vintage pen which works beautifully and has a flexible nib. 

Product Name  Model 452 1/2. This version of the 52 pen had a sterling filigree barrel and cap. (the 1/2 indicates it's the slender version of the full length 452 pen)

Manufacturer and Year  Waterman USA - circa 1920s

Length  5-1/8"

Filling System  Lever filler (We have replaced the bladder and it works very well.)

Color  The barrel and cap are covered with a cut out sterling filigree design which has been etched.

Nib  FLEXIBLE FINE nib is marked Waterman's Ideal Reg US Pat Off. It's got a nice flex to it, not quite what we call  "full flex" but very close.  Line variation from fine to broad plus. See the writing sample below.

Condition  Excellent condition, quite beautiful. No cracks or chips, but there are small marks and dings in the filigree, especially around and on the ends (see photos). There are a few scratches on the section. The clip is excellent, and but it was a little loose and we have added adhesive to stabilize it, so be careful using the clip. The imprints in the sterling are good and readable. It's a gorgeous piece, despite its wear, and it is working very well.

Engraved on the barrel is the name "Donald Nagy" (see photos for detail).


Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 18751
Condition Used
Maker Waterman
Type Fountain Pens


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