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VINTAGE WATERMAN'S 512V SILVER FOUNTAIN PEN
Art-deco Cap Band; Blue Marble; Circa 1950s
was £359.99
now £279.99 old ink pens
 
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VINTAGE WATERMAN 512V FOUNTAIN PEN

~ Stunning ART-DECO Cap Band ~

~ Stunning Silvery Pearl Marble ~ Gold Trim and a Solid 14ct Gold Nib, Circa 1950s ~

~ New Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Excellent Overall Condition ~ 

 
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SUMMARY
 

  Up here for auction is a vintage Waterman's 512v fountain pen, which was manufactured in England circa 1950s. This Waterman's was manufactured in stunning silvery grey pearl marble celluloid material. The pen bears stunning eye-catching art-deco cap band, which is highly sought after. The gold pocket clip, side lever and the trim are in preistine condition. The pen bears a correct 14ct gold nibThe lever filling system is in perfect working order. A new sac has been fitted. The pen has been serviced and tested for full functionality. This Waterman's is a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of carftsmanship. The special cap band pattern colour even makes it extremely attractive, rare and highly sought after by collectors all over the world. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or for someone special.

 
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SUMMARY
Model: Waterman 512v - England
Colour: Silver pearl striated
Overall Length: 4-3/8 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1950s
Filler Type: Lever
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
 
STORY
 
fountain pen history

     The Waterman Pen Company was established in 1883 in New York City by Lewis Waterman. Waterman's improvement on basic pen design and aggressive marketing played a vital role in making the fountain pen a mass-market object. The essential novelty of Waterman's first fountain pens was the feed, for which his first pen-related patent was granted in 1884. By 1899, Lewis Waterman opened a factory in Montreal was was offering a variety of designs. 

     Waterman's opened subsidiaries in Europe to meet international demand. A Waterman Fountain pen won the Medal of Excellence at the 1900 Paris World Exposition. In 1901, upon Waterman's death, his nephew took the business overseas and increased sales to 350,000 pens per year. 

     Waterman's fountain pen was extremely desirable. The Treaty of Versailles was signed using a solid gold Waterman pen, by Prime Minister David Lloyd George

 
DESCRIPTION
 
fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Silver striated plastics
Top Ring: N/A
Top Jewel: Gold domed plated jewel in black
Trim Pattern: Art-deco gold cap band; Polished
Pocket Clip: Classic gold plated pocket clip with 'WATERMAN' embossed; it is polished and adjusted to tight fit on your shirt.
Cap Screw: Smooth
Work Done: The whole cap has been gently hand polished to restore its shiny condition
fountain pen gold nib THE NIB
Material: 14ct solid gold
Grade: Medium
Imprint: Reads 'Waterman's 14CT W-2A'
Condition of Feed : Nice
Work Done: The nib and feed has been cleaned to remove dried ink and residuals. The nib has been polished to restore its shiny condition.
 
THE BARREL
Imprint: Good & clear imprint; Reads 'Waterman's MADE IN ENGLAND 512v.'
End Jewel: N/A
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: The lever is polished. It is very smooth and easy to raise.
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour with the imprint masked
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THE FILLER
Type: Lever
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Small - Medium storage; Easy to handle lever mechanism
Work Done: A new ink sac has been fitted. Talcum powder has been applied on the ink sac to prevent it sticking with the inner wall of the barrel. The ink sac and the filler mechanism has been cleaned, and tested to ensure its full working order.
Functionality: Excellent
 
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