Waterman Rare “Machine” Pen – Semi-Flex (SOLD)


Waterman Rare “Machine” Pen – Semi Flex (On Ebay)

This is a very unusual vintage Waterman pen. It’s shorter than a Waterman 52V measuring at just under 4″, but it is also a bit thicker than a 52. It is made of smooth black hard rubber with no original chasing. It is filled by unscrewing and removing a tube from the back of the barrel, filling that tube with ink like an eyedropper, and then screwing the tube back into the barrel. It was attached to a machine by the small band shown that was attached to a chain. I have removed the band, but I will include it in the sale. The band left an indentation in the barrel as well as some scratching from being there from many years. The hard rubber is still pretty black with just a little fading. Imprints are still pretty good, though the “IDEAL” on the back is a bit worn on one side. The cap is a slip cap and posts very well on the back of the pen. The 14kt. Waterman #4 nib writes very smooth as a F, and has a little bit of flex up to 1.2mm. I’ve never seen a pen like this before, though I’m sure there are more out there somewhere. Still a great find, and it works extremely well.

SIZE:  3 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #4, F to BB (0.4mm-1.2mm),  SEMI FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper (Sort of)


Restration Work:

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


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