This listing is for an excellentvintage Waterman's 52 v ring-top fountain pen in black chased hard rubber.
This pen has a wonderful flexible #2 nib
Made in U.S.A in the early 1920's. This pen is in excellent condition, and is a joy to write with.
This pen is in working condition and ready to write. Full detailed description below.
Please check out my Video Demonstration
Wet Noodle - XF-BBB; line variation (.22 mm-2.28 mm)
line variation refers to the distance the tines spread during flex
Important distinction: these two aspects (degree of flex and line variation) do not equal a 1 to 1 relationship, example:
one pen may have a wet noodle nib with a line variation from .45mm to 1.2mm,
another may have a semi-flex nib with a line variation from .18mm to 1.80mm.
SuperFlex refers to the amount of pressure needed to achieve maximum line thickness
normal nib when not flexed, will write at any speed.
ideal writing balance when pen is posted
Pen case is exceptionally clean,
lever filler (working condition)
pen draws ink from well successfully (these pens take a smaller ink sac therefore ink availablilty is less)
Superbly responsive nib
the ability of the nib tines to return to normal position following a flex
clean pen overal
110.5 mm capped
143 mm posted
11.5 mm diameter at thickest part of the case
The Nib (Pen) :Wet Noodle | XF-BBB | .22 mm - 2.28mm
clean tip, excellent alignment
Very rare nib due to combination of huge line variation and degree of flex
high responsivity, suitable for those who need precision and control
suitable for professional writers who demand the best of their nibs
"Waterman | IDEAL | New York" imprinted on nib
very enjoyable vintage flex nib
nib feels smooth on paper
solid 14 karat gold
will write at any speed when not flexed
beautiful consistent hairlines
excellent ink flow ( rhodia or other high-grade paper is recommended )
The Body (Case): Excellent | 8.5/10
lettering has a little wear
chasing has some wear
minimal oxidation on lever filler
very minor oxidation to hard rubber
firm lever action
Please See Writing Sample and Video for the Best Description
With proper ink and paper (diamine and rhodia 80g) this pen will glide beautifully and leave desirable strokes
with high maintenance ink and copy paper, do not expect favorable results
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If an agreement is made about shipping prior to your offer, please request an invoice upon winning the item.
Items will be shipped within 2 business daysafter PayPal payment is received. Occasionally, post office holidays, a bad snow storm or other emergency may delay this but only by a day or two.
Breakableitems are appropriately wrapped and boxed (in many cases, double boxed).
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I have made every endeavour to produce a fair and accurate description of this item. Photos shown are actual photos of the item taken just before it was listed. Some of my listings even include a video demonstration, and these have proven to be very beneficial to potential buyers. If you have any questions, please email me before you place your offer/purchase.
All items are sold ASIS. Returns are only accepted if the description fails to accurately describe the item. I will accept a return if the request is made within three days of receipt of your item. Item must be returned within 14 days of filing your return. Item must be returned in its original condition, damages during shipping are not seller's responsibility. Buyer is responsible for return shipping charges. All items are %100 authentic, and are in perfect working collect, repair, restore, and use fine vintage writing instruments. Over time, I have learned how to repair and restore a wide variety of high-quality vintage fountain pens, and occasionally I like to sale a few of them off. All of my items are of great quality and are ready to use. They have been pristinely cared for. My top shelf pens are available at www.vintageflex.net. Sometimes, I provide audio equipment and other odds and ends.
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