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. It looks like rose gold to us. Smooth, no patterning. The section and barrel end piece are black hard rubber. Personalized on barrel, "W. J. Cashen".
Nib FLEXIBLE FINE. The nib is marked Waterman's Ideal. Flexible nib. Please see writing sample.
Condition Excellent condition with no cracks. This is a beautifully shiny and golden slim pen that makes a positive impression. The barrel area under the cap has one long arched scratch near the barrel. The barrel has microscratching and it is personalized, "W. J. Cashen." The black hard rubber end piece on the barrel has a crackled surface. The cap has a couple of shallow dings near the top. It has microscratching but is very shiny. The clip is gorgeous and so is the lever. The imprints on the gold are clear. The model imprint on the end of the barrel is faint but can be seen with magnification. There is a very faint Waterman's mark on the black hard rubber end piece.
Please note that we replaced a portion of the black hard rubber that goes into the barrel.