Waterman Ink Vue with Music Nib – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Waterman Emerald Ray Ink Vue with Music Nib – Wet Noodle 

Here is a very special pen. It’s a fantastic Waterman Emerald Ray Ink Vue Pen with a New Old Stock Waterman Music Nib. The pen itself is in very good condition. It has great color. Very little scratching. Imprints are good, and just look at that barrel clarity! There is one spot of brassing on the edge of the clip. Actually, more of a nick than brassing. Also the very thin gold filled band on the top of the cap is partially missing (see pic), and the identical band on the bottom of the barrel is loose. Otherwise, the trim is in great condition.  And then, of course, there is the nib. This nib by itself is worth several hundred. It’s in mint, never before used condition. It writes as a wet 0.9mm italic (that’s line width and not nib width). It has nice line variation. It’s more cursive italic than stub, I would say. Certainly not a crisp italic, though. It just glides across the page. It has a huge flex going up to BBBB (3.1mm). This pen uses a lot of ink very fast, so it really takes a good, lubby ink to take advantage of the full flex potential of this pen. I’ll send along a sample of such ink so you can hit the ground running. This may be your grail pen. See Price Here.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #5 Music, Medium Italic to BBBB (0.9mm-3.1mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Ink Vue Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed and polished
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Ink Vue system restored.
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Vintage Gold-Filled Repousse Eyedropper – Wet Noodle

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Vintage Gold-Filled Repousse Eyedropper– Wet Noodle 

Not all vintage pens need to have a well-known maker to be fine pens. This is an excellent, unbranded eyedropper with intricate repousse exterior. This pen was likely made sometime between the 1890s and 1910s. It is very similar to an Aiken Lambert or John Hollad pen of the same era. It could perhaps even have been made by one of these companies. The pen is in near mint condition. It’s hard to believe that a hundred plus year old pen could look this nice. The black hard rubber is still jet black, shiny and smooth. There is no brassing on the pen. Indeed the only faulty I can find is a small ding in the barrel where in area blanked for personalization (of which this pen has none.) And the Warranted 14kt. nib on this pen is superb. It’s a wet F (0.4mm) that is a very soft wet noodle. This nib almost feels like a paintbrush. It writes more like a very soft and smooth Medium normally due to the fact that it is hard to write normally without flexing it a little bit. It flexes up 2.2mm and is quite responsive. This is a superb vintage pen. See Here For Price

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Warranted #4 14kt., F to BBB (0.3mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Parker Vacumatic Pen & Pencil Combo (SOLD)

 

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Parker Vacumatic (Standard Size) (On Ebay)

Here is an emerald pearl Parker Vac in standard size with a matching mechanical pencil. The combo is in fantastic condition. This appears to be a very lightly used pair. The gold-filled trim is in excellent condition on both pieces. There is very little scratching throughout the body. Imprints are still good. Both pen and pencil are inscribed with the name “Ralph H. Schulte.” If that’s your name, this is your lucky day. Barrel clarity is decent but nothing special. The Parker Vac nib is a fantastic XF/ F (0.3mm). It is silky smooth with medium wetness. Reminds me a bit of my Pilot Custom 823 Fine nib (one of my favs). The mechanical pencil still functions well. This is a beautiful and iconic combo.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Parker 14kt. “Arrow” nib XF  (0.3mm)

FILLING: Vac Fill

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Restored Vac filling system
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Pen & Pencil thoroughly cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal use
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Waterman Ink Vue Lady Patricia – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman Ink Vue Lady Patricia – SUPER FLEX  (On Ebay)

This is a pretty Waterman Ink Vue Lady Patricia. The Waterman Ink Vue filling system is kind of between a Waterman lever filler and a Parker Vacumatic. The pen is the same size as a 3V. There is some wear on the chrome plated trim mainly in the form of scratching, but the plating is still there. Barrel clarity is still good (that’s the feeder tube you can see in the barrel), so in the light you can see how much ink is in there. Imprints are still very strong. You can even still make out “Waterman” on the bottom of the feed. There is light scratching throughout the body of the pen, but I have buffed much of it out. Also there is some color fading in center, partly transparent section of the barrel. The nib is a smooth XF with about medium wetness. It’s also a super flex nib and has a great range up to 2.1mm.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.1mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Ink Vue Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body hand polished
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Ink Vue system restored
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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