Waterman’s 0552 1/2V

1920s
About This Model

From 1915 until 1930 Waterman exhibited a modicum of consistency in numbering its models, describing a characteristic with a number in each of the pen’s number positions. From 1915-17, when Waterman's first lever-filled pens appeared, they were called SF, for Self-Filling, and each model had its own numbering conventions, the most common being the lever-filled 12 PSF, with the “P” denoting “pocket”, meaning a threaded cap to enable pocket carry. In 1917, Waterman's renamed its pens to numbers, with each type numbered. Thus, the 52, the most frequently seen model family, is a 2 size nib in a lever-filled hard rubber pen. The smaller pens got Vs for pocket size and ½ for slender, and led with a 0 for gold-filled ringtops. These pens were huge sellers during the decade when Waterman’s enjoyed its leadership in pendom.

About This Pen

A Waterman’s 0552 1/2V ringtop, this one is in gold-plate with the Sheraton chasing pattern cut into the overlay. The indicia is engraved with faux Chinese initials “JMJ”.  It is in very good condition, with a couple of very small dents in the barrel and cap. The ring is complete and with a strong mount. The nib is a Waterman’s 2, and writes a full soft flex.

This pen is not for sale.