Waterman #7 Black Celluloid Fountain Pen W/ Yellow Keyhole Nib [fully Restored] For Sale
WATERMAN NO. 7 2nd Generation in Jet Black
With 'YELLOW' KEYHOLE NIB
Year: circa 1929 Length: 5 1/2 Inches (~14cm) Color: Jet Black Material: Celluloid Trim: Gold Fill Barrel Inscription: WATERMAN'S REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. MADE
IN U.S.A. FOUNTAIN PEN Model Number: 7 Nib: Medium Semi-flexible (M-BB) Nib Material: 14K solid gold Nib Inscription: YELLOW WATERMAN'S IDEAL REG. U.S. PAT. OFF
MADE IN USA Filling System: Lever-Filler Sac Material: 100% Silicone from Vintage Pens (David Nishimura) Sac Size: #18
Listed here is a vintage Waterman No. 7 Ripple with a YELLOW Keyhole nib. This Waterman No. 7 Ripple is the third generation of this model and is made from celluloid. The first and second generation No. 7 pens were made from red hard rubber (ebonite) in the Red Ripple design.
CAP & BARREL
The cap and barrel are in excellent condition. All of
Waterman's maker's imprints are present. There are no scratches, dings, and/or cracks on the pen. The cap's trim is quite clean. There is slight brassing to the periphery of the lever. All of these can be seen from the
YELLOW KEYHOLE NIB
The nib on this pen is one of the color coded keyhole
nibs that Waterman made to distinguish different types points (i.e. stub, manifold).
The 'YELLOW' indicates that the point is ROUNDED. The points of these Yellow nibs are round and are incredibly smooth. Yellow nibs were intended for left-handed writers because the the point would provide smooth writing regardless of the nib's angle. These nibs are
designed with elegant keyhole shaped breather holes that are far scarcer than other
common contemporary designs such as the heart-shaped breather hole and the
standard circular breather hole. The nib on this pen has quite a bit of tipping
material (please see pictures). It writes with a nice medium line that offers medium full flex. This particular Yellow nib is one of the smoothest vintage nibs I have ever used.
This Waterman No. 7 will make for a real treat!
pen has been cleaned and tested for function (filling and writing). It
is READY TO WRITE upon filling with standard fountain pen ink.
new correctly sized 100% silicone ink sac has been correctly installed with
the addition of 100% pharmaceutical grade talcum powder (an excellent dry lubricant for the ink sac). This ink sac will prevent discoloration to the celluloid and will last much longer than their cheaper latex counterparts which are used on most pens.
Renaissance Wax (yes, only the best) has been sparingly applied to the
surface to protect and preserve the celluloid surfaces
and gold filled trim. Renaissance Wax is used by professional vintage pen
restorers and other esteemed institutions such as the British Museum. It
is great for protecting metal from oxidation and for protecting
surfaces that often come into contact with hands. This wax will not stain or discolor
with aging. It is 1. acid neutral; 2. water resistant; and 3. alcohol resistant. The Renaissance Wax
will preserve the color of the celluloid and protect from color loss.
The nib has been adjusted for smoothness and flow.
The pen has been fully disassembled, cleaned, and has been conservatively polished.
A word on SHIPPING: I only ship my pens in very durable
telescopic pen packaging tubes (that are reusable too so please keep them). The pen is held in
place in the tube with foam inserts. In the shipping box the pen tube is wrapped in bubble wrap and
secured in place with packing peanuts. In the US I will be shipping the pens in a Priority Mail Small Flat Rate box (2-3 Business Days) for FREE. To International buyers: For overseas shipping I will send your pen in a USPS Priority Mail International Flat Rate® box (6-10 Business Days). This is better than First Class
Mail. TERMS and CONDITIONSPayment by Paypal is preferred. Payment by Paypal should preferably be made within 3 days after the listing has ended. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your pen please take advantage of my 100% no quibble fourteen day money back Return Policy. Buyer pays return shipping. Buyers are responsible for customs fees and taxes (if applicable).
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