Waterman 52V Red Ripple – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52V Red Ripple – SUPER FLEX (On Ebay)

This Waterman 52V in Red Ripple is in pretty except for one flaw. On one side of barrel between the lever and imprint there is what appears to be a burn mark. It is just a small dent burned into the hard rubber. It blends in very well with the pen. I missed until I did my usual close examination of the pen. The rippled hard rubber is only slightly faded throughout the pen. The imprints are a little warn, but visible. The gold filled trim looks pretty good. There are some nicks and wear on the lever, but no brassing that I could see. Band and ring top both have some light scratching but no brassing. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a nice XF with a nice sweet spot. It flexes nicely up to 1.7mm. I would say that it is on the stiffer side of super flex. But it is quite wet and the feed has no troubles keeping up.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped (Not including Ring Top)

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm),  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 adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Aikin Lambert Eyedropper – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Aikin Lambert Eyedropper – Wet Noodle  (On Ebay)

Aikin Lambert was a quality pen maker that was eventually bought out by Waterman. This pen, however, would far predate that buyout. This is an early 1900s eyedropper in BCHR. The pen is in fair condition with a couple of exceptions. The BCHR is still pretty black, though the cap is faded more to a darker brown. The chasing and imprints are still very crisp. The cap fits snuggly on the pen, but it is not original to the pen. Still it fits as well as the original and stays snug on the section. Also the gold filled repousse band on the back end of the barrel is split though it feels firmly secured to the barrel. There is little to no brassing on either band. This pen is equipped with a fairly rare Aikin Lambert holeless nib with the air hole located in the feed. This nib is a soft, paint brush wet noodle. It takes almost no pressure to get the nib to flex. It is wet, but for how wet and soft it is it still is pretty responsive. A great chance to get a very affordable wet noodle.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Aikin Lambert 14kt., XF-BB (0.3mm-1.6mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Trim polished up
  • 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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Conklin Crescent 2NL – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Conklin Crescent 2NL – Wet Noodle – (On Ebay)

Here is the classic Conklin Crescent pen. No pen collection would be complete without this iconic pen. This pen is in great condition. It has browned to a dark, blackish brown. But the imprints and chasing as still very crisp. Chasing almost feels like new. There is some light scratching on the gold filled trim in places, but there is no brassing. The ring holding up the crescent is in perfect shaped. The 14kt. Conklin Toledo #2 is a very wet, smooth writing “F”. It really is a Fine stub (0.5mm) with some descent line variation and will give nice character to any hand writing. There is a slight wrinkle in the right tine, but it does not affect the performance of the pen. The flex on this pen is great. It’s what I would grade as a wet noodle. It’s not quite a paintbrush noodle, but it is very easy requiring very, very little pressure to flex. It goes from 0.5mm to 1.8mm with ease, and is pretty responsive for how wet the nib is. A really fun and classic pen.

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Conklin Toledo #2, F Stub to BBB (0.5mm-1.8mm) WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Crescent Filler

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly with optimal flow
  • Gold trim cleaned and polished
  • New Ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 1/2V – GOOD FLEX (SOLD)

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

This a BCHR Waterman 52 1/2 V in nice condition. The hard rubber has faded some to a dark brown, but the chasing and imprints are still very crisp. The nickel plated trim still looks with just a little bit of wear on the lever. Ring top is still in place. Overall, it’s in excellent shape for a pen of this age. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a smooth writing XF (0.3mm) that is not too wet or too dry. It has some decent flex. I almost called this a super flex, but it just doesn’t quite have the range and responsiveness of a super flex. So good flex it is. The nib is beautiful with light wear, plenty of tipping, and has a soft, smooth feel when writing.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.5mm)  GOOD 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 ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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