Waterman’s 52

1920s

About This Pen

This is a special Waterman’s 52. It is typical in its size, full length 5 ¼”, and composition of chased black hard rubber. However, this pen has two hallmarked gold rings on the barrel and a very attractive accommodation clip with fleur-de-lis design in gold over a black background, closely resembling a paper cigar band. The history of the clip, including whether it came with the originally clipless pen at its original purchase, is unknown. The hard rubber is in very nice condition, although the exposed areas are typically discolored by age and light and the chasing is a little thin in some areas. The barrel carries two complete imprints, one facing east-west and one near the base of the barrel, perpendicular to the barrel. The nib is a Waterman’s 14k 2, and it writes a fully flexible line but is not a “wet noodle”. Note: all profits from the sale of this pen will be contributed to the Muscular Dystrophy Society, with acknowledgement of the donation to the buyer.

Price: $225 Sold

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