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Waterman 5 Fountain Pen - Black Celluloid, "Pink" Flexible Fine Nib (Excellent, Restored)

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Waterman No. 5 fountain pen from the late 1930s or early '40s. Lever filler in black celluloid with gold plated trim and design on the 1/8 inch wide cap band. Waterman's Ideal U.S.A. Pink nib (flexible fine) is smooth. Excellent condition, fully restored and working well.

SKU: 18259
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Type  Lever filling fountain pen with a very desireable flexible nib, restored and working well.

Product Name  Model 5 (this is the later, celluloid version).

Manufacturer and Year  Waterman, made in U.S.A. -- later 1930s or early '40s.

Length  5 inches.

Filling System  Lever filler. We've restored it with a new sac and it's working very well.

Color  Black celluloid with gold plated trim and a pink barrel end piece. 1/8 inch wide cap band with a design in it, and clip in the newer style.

Nib  FINE FLEXIBLE Waterman's Ideal Pink nib with the keyhole breather hole. It's smooth with nice tipping material and it's what we would call fully flexible. it gives easy line variation from fine to a nice large broad under very little pressure, and a large double broad under just a little weight. See writing sample below.

Condition  Excellent condition.  There are some light marks and scratches on the cap and barrel, and small spots of brassing on the edges and grooves in the trim. The 5 imprint on the end of the barrel is in excellent shape, and the maker's imprint on the side of the barrel is crisp and readable. The pen has been fully restored and it's working very well. There is a small short crack in the end of the barrel, possibly caused when they inserted the "pink" 5 plug in the end of the barrel, which is shown in one of the pictures below. The pen is personalized with the name E. J. HUTCHINSON and CHAMPAIGN ILL.


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SKU 18259
Condition Used
Maker Waterman
Type Fountain Pens


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