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Waterman 52 1/2 V Fountain Pen - Red Ripple, Ring Top, Flexible Fine Ideal Nib (Excellent +, Restored)

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Waterman 52 1/2 V short sized fountain pen from the 1920s. Lever filler in red ripple hard rubber and gold filled trim. The Waterman's Ideal nib is a flexible fine, almost full flex with line variation from fine to almost broad. Excellent + condition. It's fully restored and is working well.

SKU: 15818
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Type  Vintage pen which works beautifully and has a flexible nib.

Product Name Model 52 1/2 V, marked on the end of the pen barrel. 5 means lever filler, 2 represents the nib size, 1/2 means that it's thin, and V means short

Manufacturer and Year  Waterman, USA -- 1920s

Length  4-5/16" . This is a short and slim pen.

Filling System  It is a lever filler. A new sac has been installed. It's fully restored and working well.

Color Red ripple hard rubber with gold filled trim. The trim includes a cap band just over 1/8", the ring top mechanism and lever box.

Nib  Fine Flexible Waterman's Ideal nib. It has good line variation and writes very smoothly. The feed is made of matching hard rubber to the rest of the pen which is correct. Please see the writing sample below.

Condition  Excellent + condition for this small, shiny, colorful pen.  There are horizontal capping lines where the cap fits over the barrel.  There are also scratch marks at the end of the barrel and one short scratch to the left of the top of the lever.  The cap looks perfect.  The cap ring is perfect.  The lever has a bit of plating wear around the side of the circular end piece.  The cap ring looks great with some blackening on the little ring that is attached to the top of the cap.  No cracks, dents, dings, serious scratches, or personalization.  The imprints are crystal clear.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 15818
Condition Used
Maker Waterman
Type Fountain Pens


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