Waterman 12 – WET NOODLE SOLD

 

Waterman 12 – WET NOODLE  SOLD

This pen is in near mint condition. The chasing shows almost signs of wear. The hart rubber has minimal browning. When I show this pen to non-fountain pen aficionados and ask them how old they think it is, I usually get a response like, “It looks pretty new to me.” I have done no polishing or blacking. It’s just nice. Plus the #2 nib is paint brush like with some massive flex lines going all the way up to at least 3.0mm. The nib also writes pretty nicely as regular Fine nib pen. I would say it’s between Fine and Medium.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBBB,  WET NOODLE! (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman Crusader – Fine Italic SOLD

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Waterman Crusader – Fine Italic  SOLD

I personally really enjoy Waterman Taperite pens. They are, in my opinion, the underated counter to Parker 51s. Perhaps, partly because they are so difficult to restore without breaking. This fine pen was produced around 1948 and has a superb fine italic nib. Pretty crisp AND smooth. The gold cap does have a small ding in it. Otherwise, this pen is in superb condition. I love using this pen, so I’m pricing it kind of high. Plus, I think the nib really makes this pen. The italic is fine enough that you can use it for anything, and the slip cap makes it ultra convenient for joting whatever. I do not know the date of this pens production, but there is a 1923 patent date on the clip

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #5, 14kt. Fine Italic

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished. It already wrote fantastic.
  • Hand polished body of pen and gold trim
  • New Sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 12 – Super Flex! SOLD

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Waterman 12 Eye Dropper SOLD

This pen is around a 100 years old and still writes amazing. There is some browning of the hard rubber and some scratches on the section near the nib. Otherwise, this is in good condition. This is an eye dropper with a slip cap equipped with the nickel “clip-clap” clip. The flex nib is very responsive and unflexed it lays down a nice wet extra fine line.

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF/XXF to BB,  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Good.

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl Gold Filled Pen SOLD

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Wahl Gold Filled Ring Top (Good Flex) SOLD

These ring tops are great little pens. Durable, small, and extraordinarily portable. And with this Wahl #2 nib, it packs quite a punch for it’s size. Good for a daily writer or some nice flex work. The pen is in pretty good condition. The only major flaw is that some of the gold-filled plating chipped off the section near the nib (a flaw that is fairly common with these pens). Some light scratches on the gold and small ding at the base of the pen.

SIZE:  3 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, XF to BBB, GOOD FLEXIBILITY (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever-filler

CONDITION: Very Good.

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • New Ink Sac
  • Body hand-polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Orange Eclipse – Full Size Pen SOLD

 

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Orange Eclispe – Full Size Pen  SOLD

This is pen is in excellent condition. No braising of the gold trim and body shines like new. There are some small chips off the black cap end and a very small scratch by the lever. There is also a nick on the section. The 14kt. nib is soft and lays down a fine wet line. It’s a large pen that fits well in the hand. This was my first Eclipse pen restore and I was quite impressed with the quality of it’s construction for a 3rd tier pen company.

I do not know the date of this pens production, but there is a 1923 patent date on the clip

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Eclipse 14kt. F

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Hand polished body of pen and gold trim
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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