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Waterman Alco Division Capitole Fountain Pen (1930s) - Blue Marble, 14K Medium Flexible Nib (Excellent, Restored)

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Capitole Fountain pen made by Aikin Lambert (Alco Division of L.E. Waterman Co.), made in the 1930s. It is marbled blue celluloid with white gold trim. 14k gold flexible Waterman 2-A nib. Excellent condition. Fully restored and working well.

SKU: 15963
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$120.00

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Type  lever fill fountain pen

Product Name  Capitole

Manufacturer and Year  Aikin Lambert, USA -- 1930s, this is a Waterman-made pen from towards the end of Aikin Lambert.  The pen imprint is "Capitole", Made by Alco Division, L.E. Waterman Co., United States of America."

Length  4-7/8"

Filling System Lever filler. We've replaced the bladder and it works very well.

Color  Marbled blue celluloid with white gold plated trim. We think it's white gold because it doesn't have the pitting nickel plating gets but it does have brassing. Around this time period, white gold was occasionally used for trim so it seems like the correct precious metal used.

Nib  14k Waterman 2-A flexible nib (see writing sample).  

Condition  Excellent condition.  The pen has beautiful rich coloration and is very shiny.  The barrel has horizontal capping lines and one deep scratch (possibly a crack) across the imprint.  The cap has light scratching especially at the top.  The clip and lever have plating wear.  The cap ring is beautiful (3/16" wide), with two thin bands encircling a thicker band that is deoorated with two concentric lines of short tic marks.  No cracks, chips, dents, or dings.    The imprint is crystal clear.  

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 15963
Condition Used
Maker Aikin Lambert
Type Fountain Pens

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