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Waterman 452 Gothic (Checkerboard) Pattern - Sterling, Flexible Medium- Fine Ideal Nib (Excellent +, Restored)

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Sterling overlay version of the Waterman 52. This one has a checkerboard "Gothic" design on the sterling barrel and cap, and a lovely flexible #2 nib that runs from medium-fine to double broad. Excellent + working condition, restored.
SKU: 18442
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Type   Vintage pen which works beautifully and has a flexible nib. 

Product Name   Model 452, marked on the end of the barrel. The 4 means full sterling overlay, 5 means lever filler, and 2 represents the nib size.

Manufacturer and Year   Waterman, USA - circa 1920s.

Length  5-3/8"

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

Color  Sterling overlay with black smooth hard rubber end piece and section. The barrel and cap are covered with sterling in a checkerboard called "Gothic" by Waterman. 

Nib  FLEXIBLE MEDIUM-FINE. 14k Ideal nib. Please see writing sample. The nib flexes easily with minimal pressure, giving line variation from medium-fine to double broad, not quite full flex but close.

Condition  Excellent + condition. No cracks or chips or dents. The imprints in the hard rubber are good and readable. The exposed hard rubber parts are faded to a deep olive color; you can see in the first picture the lighter ring that's not covered by the sterling overlay. Personalized with "L.L.Karnes, Jr. 100 A.M. Jur" on barrel. This pen writes very smoothly with a good amount of flex. The filling system is working well.


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Additional Info

SKU 18442
Condition Used
Maker Waterman
Type Fountain Pens


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