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Waterman 5 Colorband Red Ripple Fountain Pen - Flex Fine Keyhole Nib (Superior, Restored)

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The "red" pen from the Waterman No. 5 Colorband series. Red Ripple with gold filled trim. This pen is marked 5 and has a replacement Ideal nib. Superior working condition.

SKU: 4059
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Type Vintage pen which works beautifully and has a flexible nib.
Product Name Model 5 (marked on the end of the pen barrel) - Colorband series
Manufacturer and Year Waterman - circa 1920s
Length 5-1/16"
Filling System Lever filler (We have replaced the bladder and it works very well.)
Color Red ripple hard rubber with gold plated trim
Nib The nib is marked Waterman Ideal. It is a little flexible with a good ink flow and excellent smoothness ... and also really good tipping material. The line varies from fine to broad. Since this pen has a red colorband, that means this pen orignally came with a Waterman "Red" nib indicating normal flex. This pen has a replacement nib, but the flex is very similar to what would have been produced by the original "Red" nib.




Superior condition.  No cracks or chips. No brassing. The color is very good and the imprints are easy to read. The lever box and lever are in excellent condition. There is a scratch on the surface of the nib which can be easily seen in the photos, but it does not affect writing.

This pen writes very smoothly with an good amount of flex. The filling system is working well, and we'll guarantee it for a year.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 4059
Condition Used
Maker Waterman
Type Fountain Pens


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