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Very nice+ overall condition.  The pen has rich coloring and no cracks or personalization. The cap and barrel have some micro surface scratches. The gold filled ring top is firm and in nice condition. The cap band and lever have a hint of wear, as shown in the photos. The barrel imprints are all crisp, clear and readable. The pen has been cleaned and a new ink sac installed, it fills well, writes even better and this pen is ready for you to us.

Waterman 52 1/2V Red Ripple - Ring Top

  • Brand and Year:    

    Waterman's, USA  c. mid-1920's to early 30's


    52 1/2V Red Ripple with gold filled trim

    Filling System:



    Red Ripple ebonite


    4 1/2" long (without ring)


    The Waterman 14k gold Ideal nib is fine.  The nib is in nice condition with clear imprints, ample tipping material and a small amount surface wear, as shown in the photos. The nib has some nice springiness and provided good feedback with my writing style, but I would not call it flexible.  An illustration of the ink test has been provided for reference.

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