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Waterman 54 Fountain Pen - BHR, Gold Trim w 2 Engraved Barrel Bands, Fine Flexible #4 New York Nib (Very Nice, Restored)

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Waterman 54, a classic from the 1920s in black smooth hard rubber, with gold-plated trim. It has a nicely flexible #4 New York nib that goes from fine to broad. Very nice condition.

SKU: 16601
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Type  Vintage hard rubber fountain pen

Product Name Waterman 54, as identified by the number at the end of the barrel.

Manufacturer and Year  Waterman, USA -- 1920s.

Length  5-5/16"

Filling System  Lever filler. A new sac has been installed and tested. It's working well.

Color Black hard rubber (BHR) with gold-plated clip and rings. Cap ring is smooth and 1/8", and two barrel rings are 5/16" wide, engraved with a floral pattern and initials.

Nib  Fine Flexible Waterman Ideal New York #4 nib. It is smooth and flexes easily. We feel comfortable calling it just shy of full flex. There is a short crack at the very base of the nib, descending down into the section from the "Y" in New York. (See photos.) This is very stable crack and will not be made worse by normal usage and flexing. Please see the writing sample below. 

Condition  Very nice condition. The black coloring is dark with just a bit of slight fading. As mentioned above, the base of the nib is cracked; it does not interfere with writing or ink flow as it is very far away from the tip or breather hole. There is brassing on the ball of the clip, and along the edges of all three bands. Both barrel bands are personalized, each one differently - one has the initials "SJW," and the other "LPW". The barrel imprint is quite worn, and only partially and barely legible. The end of the barrel imprint is similarly worn/polished down. The pen has no dents, chips, cracks or major marks or scratches. It's working very well.


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SKU 16601
Condition Used
Maker Waterman
Type Fountain Pens


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