Type Vintage fountain pen and mechanical pencil in a hard to find material
Product Name Waterman Olive Ripple 52V. The 52V is a short pen that is full thickness.
Manufacturer and Year Waterman, USA, 1920s
Length Both are 4-3/8" long
Nib Flexible #2 nib, it flexes easily with good line variation from fine to medium. See our writing sample below.
Filling System The fountain pen is a lever filler, restored with a new sac. The pencil takes thick style (1.1mm) leads and we will include a packet. Lead extends in the traditional, twist mechanism, but you have to push it to make it retract. You remove the small top piece to access the chamber for storing leads.
Color Olive hard rubber in a ripple design, with gold plated trim.
Condition Excellent + condition. No cracks, chips or personalization. The bodies and caps are in great condition, with minimal wear. The fountain pen cap band has some brassing along the bottom edge. The clip has brassing along the edges, as well as some tiny marks on the face. The lever bar has brassing at the pivot end, and also around the edges of the tab end. The color is good, though it's a little darker at the base of the cap than it is at the top. The pencil has some brassing around the center band. The clip has plating wear along the edges, as well as blotches of brassing on the ball end. The nose cone has brassing.