Type Vintage fountain pen, working beautifully.
Product Name Model 552 1/2, marked on the end of the barrel. This is a version of the model 52 in a solid gold overlay and slender barrel.
Manufacturer and Year Waterman, USA - circa 1920s
Filling System Lever filler (We've replaced the bladder and it's working very well.)
Color 14k solid gold overlay. Smooth, no patterning. The section is black hard rubber. It has a personalization: "F.G." on the barrel.
Nib Full flex fine. The nib is marked Waterman's Ideal. Please see writing sample.
Condition Excellent condition with no cracks. No dents except for one on the top edge. This is a slim, shiny period piece pen that has held up well. The cap and barrel have some light signs of usage. The barrel has some scratches to the right of the 14k imprint (see photo below). On the end of the barrel, the edge of the overlay looks like it was lifted up and then pushed back, so you see two short rips in the overlay -- see photo where it is clearly shown. The lever has some scratches and pitting at the top. The end piece of the barrel has faded to a dark brown; it has one little chip in the hard rubber. The section has marks caused by the cap lip. The cap has a small scuff on the cap lip and there is a dent along the top edge. The clip looks quite nice with just some light scratches. There is a personalization, "F.G." on the barrel. The imprints are all clear.