Waterman 55 – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterma 55 – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 55 in smooth black hard rubber. The pen is in great condition having only faded a little to a slightly brownish black. This is a large pen measuring about 5 1/2″ with about a 12mm barrel diameter. Substantially bigger than a 52. The gold filled trim is in very good condition with only a tiny bit of brassing on the lever and some on the ball of the clip (though it blends so well with the rest of the clip it doesn’t really look like it). The pen has some inscriptions. On one side of the lever it reads “W.C. Cadwallader” and on the other side “Underground Department – 1930 Accident Prevention Group – Philadelphia Electric Company.” Imprints and inscriptions are all very crisp. The star of the pen is the 14kt. Waterman #5 nib. It is not easy to find vintage flex nibs this large, but this one is a superb “super flex.” It writes as a smooth XF (0.3mm) normally and flexes all the way to 2.3mm with very good responsiveness. It is a near wet noodle, but not quite. Still an amazing pen and quite difficult to find in this size.

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #5, XF – BBB (0.3mm-2.3mm), SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration 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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