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Waterman 5 Colorband Red Ripple Fountain Pen - "Purple" Firm Fine Nib (Superior, Restored)

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The "purple" pen from the Waterman No. 5 Colorband series. Red Ripple with gold filled trim. This pen is marked 5 and has the correct "Purple" nib to match the band on the cap. Red and black hard rubber in the red ripple pattern. Excellent working condition.

SKU: 3240
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Type Vintage pen in near mint condition which works beautifully
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 Purple Waterman Ideal. It is a stiff (firm) nib with a fine tip. Good ink flow and excellent smoothness ... and also really good tipping material. The line varies from fine to broad. There is a crack that extends about halfway to the keyhole shaped nib hole.




Superior near mint condition.  No cracks or chips. Brassing on the ball of the clip and one small spot on the cap band. The color is close to perfect and the imprints are easy to read. 

The purple band is the original and it has faded to lavender grey. There's one small chunk missing. These bands are frequently replaced when they crack and fall out.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 3240
Condition Used
Maker Waterman
Type Fountain Pens


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