Vintage Pens: Waterman 52

Vintage Pens: 6037 Waterman 52
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $199.99
Black hard-rubber Waterman 52s are quite common, but orange hard-rubber Waterman 52s aren't quite as ubiquitous. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac and a lot of polishing. The orange hard rubber looks fairly good in the photo, but there are still traces of the schmutz from aging and ink stains. You'll see the ball of the pocket clip is brassed, along with about 30% of the cap band, which gets a little worse as you work your way to the back of the cap. No cracks! Shallow barrel imprint is still legible. We think your favorite part will be the 14k gold nib. It is NOT a wet noodle, but you will write from a fine to about 2mm wide! The nib more than makes up for any brassing and discoloration. Click the headline for close-ups. 13.5cm capped.