Waterman 52 1/2V – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 1/2V  – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a BCHR Waterman 52 1/2V. The hard rubber is still very black and the chasing is quite good. Imprints are also very crisp. This is a somewhat unique 52 1/2V in that it neither had a clip nor was ever a ring top. Then nickel plated trim shows some wear, but still looks pretty good. The Waterman #2 14kt. nib is a soft and very smooth writing XF/F nib (0.35mm) and flexes quite easily up to 1.9mm. I did have some trouble with railroading with thinner inks when I pushed this pen a bit, but the R&K Solferino ink I used in the pics behaved superbly.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.35mm-1.9mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Parker Lucky Curve Eyedropper #20 – Wet Noodle

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Parker Lucky Curve Eyedropper #20 – Wet Noodle

Here is a very old and difficult to obtain Parker Lucky Curve eyedropper (latest patent date is April 4, 1899).  The pen is in overall good condition. The black hard rubber is and always was smooth with no chasing. The hard rubber has faded some to a dark grayish brown. The imprints are still quite good. The pen still has the original Lucky Curve feed. The very early 14kt. Parker Lucky Curve nib is an almost paintbrush like wet noodle that has great responsiveness and control. The right tine of this nib, however, was bent down at one point and still has a bit of wrinkle. I have aligned the tines pretty close, but I could not completely remove the wrinkle. The result is that with some inks it does railroad a bit, but with wetter more lubricating inks (Sailor Souten is what is in the pics) there is no problem. The nib is a quite wet XF and writes smoothly. (See Price Here)

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.1mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 Red Ripple – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 Red Ripple – SUPER FLEX (On Ebay)

This is a Waterman 52 Red Ripple with the rarer nickel plated trim (usually it’s gold filled trim). The pen is in great condition. There is only slight fading to the red ripple hard rubber. In fact, the only thing that it seems to have lost in color is the high gloss finish. There is some wear on the clip, but it still looks pretty good. The lever has little to no plate loss. The imprints on the pen are all very good. The 14kt. Waterman #2 Canada nib is a soft, springy and smooth XF. It takes very little pressure to make this nib flex and you will definitely be flexing without intending to at times. It is a super flex nib that is approaching wet noodle status but not quite there. It flexes from XF to BBB (0.3mm to 2.0mm). Really great pen.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric w/ #7 Adjustable Nib & Pencil Combo – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric w/ #7 Adjustable Nib & Pencil Combo – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a beautiful Wahl-Eversharp Doric pen and pencil in black celluloid. These pens are high dollar, top of the line pens for their era. The pen is a second generation plunger filler and has a #7 adjustable nib. This set also comes in the original tin box. The box is pretty heavy duty, but does have some wear and tear. Nothing major. Just cosmetic wear. I am not sure if the pencil is still in working order. Both pen and pencil are in very good cosmetic condition having only very light scratching on the bodies. The gold-filled trim on both pieces is in excellent condition with no signs of brassing. The barrel on the pen has superb barrel clarity as you can see in the pics. The #7 adjustable nib writes as an XF (0.3mm) and gets wetter and just a bit broader as you open it up. Opened all the way, the nib performs as a decent super flex nib with decent responsiveness and going from XF to BBB (0.3mm t0 1.8mm). A phenomenal and classy set.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp #7 Adjustible, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm),  SUPER FLEX  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Plunger

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

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

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Waterman 92 – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 92 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a gorgeous Waterman 92 in black with silver and red flecks with gold filled trim. The pen is in excellent condition and the silver and red flecked celluloid is quite stunning in person. There are no major scratches or cracks in the pen. The gold-filled trim is in good condition, though the lever looks to have received a scrap at one point and there is some plate loss there. Imprints are all very crisp. The Waterman #2 14kt. nib is a very wet F that writes smooth with just a little feedback. It also has super flex ability going from 0.4mm (F) to 1.8mm (BBB).

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  Good Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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