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Waterman Mechanical Pencil for 55 or 56 (1920s) - Red Ripple, "Thick" Leads (Excellent +, Works Well)

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Waterman red ripple hard rubber mechanical pencil. It measures around the length of a Waterman 56 fountain pen and could pair with a Waterman 55 or a Waterman 56. It takes "thick" or 1.1mm leads and is made of red ripple hard rubber. Excellent + condition.

SKU: 14393
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Type  Vintage pencil.

Product Name  Unknown, there isn't good documentation for pencil models but it is too long to be a Model 52 and is just a bit shorter than a Model 56 fountain pen. It probably is either a Model 55 or a Model 56.

Manufacturer and Year  Waterman, made in USA -- 1920s.

Length  5-9/16"

Filling System  The pencil takes 1.1mm refills and works via the twist mechanism. It doesn't retract the leads (the leads twist out and must be pushed back in, very common in pencils from this era). An eraser can be found beneath the cap and it is fully intact.

Color  Red ripple hard rubber with gold filled trim. The cap band is about 1/8" wide.

Condition  Excellent + condition with no cracks, serious scratches or personalization. There are a few marks and as mentioned above, the writing system isn't working flawlessly. There is some plating wear on both the cap lip and the clip. The imprint is a bit difficult to read but is completely legible.


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SKU 14393
Condition Used
Maker Waterman
Type Pencils


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