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Red Ripple Hard Rubber with Sterling Silver; Circa 1920s
was £999.99
now £899.99
antique ink pen


 ~ GORGEOUS & RARE Cardinal Red Hard Rubber ~

~Ring-Top ~ Nice Imprint ~ Gold Trim & a Solid 14ct Gold Nib ~ Circa 1920s ~

~ Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Excellent Overall Condition ~ 

vintage pen overview summary

Up here is a vintage Waterman's Ideal 52-1/2v fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1920s. This Waterman's is a fine example, in stunning cardinal red hard rubberThe feed and section are also in cardinal red hrad rubber. The imprint on the barrel is crisp, and the model number '52-1/2v' is embossed at the end of the barrel. A new sac has been fitted. The lever filling system is in perfect working order. The pen has been serviced and tested for its full functionality. The pen writes smoothly. This Waterman's is a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of carftsmanship. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or for someone special.

fountain pen summary details
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detailed anatomy pen
Model: Waterman's Ideal 52-1/2v – USA
Colour: Cardinal red hard rubber
Overall Length: 4-3/8 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1920s
Filler Type: Lever
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
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

fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Cardinal red hard rubber
Top Ring: Gold; Polished
Top Jewel: Gold ring top; Polished
Trim Pattern: Single gold cap band; Polished.
Pocket Clip: Clipless pen
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
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean
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.
Imprint: Excellent; Reads 'WATERMAN'S REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. FOUNTAIN PEN' with the 'IDEAL' globe; also at the end of the barrel also has the imprint 'WATERMAN'S REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. MADE IN U.S.A.'
End Jewel: Embossed '52-1/2v'
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: The lever is polished to restore its shiny condition. The lever is very smooth and easy to raise
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour with the imprint masked
fountain pen barrel
pen barrel
Type: Lever
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: 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 tested to ensure its full working order.
Functionality: Excellent
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