Waterman New York 52 Solid Gold Wide Ring Band FDW London Ripple Fountain Pen 1920s. Just serviced with new Ink Sac. Works and writes as when new. Pen has Zero Cracks or Splits etc.
Made in New York, USA mid to late 1920s. Once in London it was given its fully hallmarked rare Solid Gold Wide Ring Band. What a handsome pen this chap is. Made of mixed Red and Black Hard Rubber to form a woodgrain effect known as Ripple.
Waterman were the TRUE masters of this technique. However, even amongst other Waterman Ripple pens from the same era there are good and bad examples of the Ripple pattern itself. You see EVERY Ripple pen is unique in its pattern and variation of lines etc. Also the colour crispness and contrast between Red and Black can be muddy.
Some pens have patchy Ripple pattern that are not consistent through the pen or Cap looks odd to the barrel etc. This example for sale has the BEST Ripple pattern you will see. Superb variation and consistency of both colour and pattern. The orange Red is sublime.The Barrel imprints are deep and easy to read. Has 52 imprint on tail end. The Clip and Lever are Yellow Gold plated and also superb with no Plate loss or brassing etc. Very rare to find Clips and Levers from this ERA still so clean. The pen has zero Cracks, Splits, Repairs, Dents or Scratches etc. Always looked after and never abused. The 14K F/M Full Flex nib is a simple JOY to use. Writes with a very user friendly Fine to Medium Fine line that has Fine line side stroke at normal pressure. Super Smooth with zero paper scratch. However, this nib also has wonderful flexibility that allows for even more line width variation on the down stroke when varying levels of pressure is applied. It can flex from Fine to Double Broad. The flex is also quite user friendly in that it is not too Soft, Loose or Twitchy. Only flexes on user command. Very creative nib full of personality. The item "Waterman New York 52 FDW London Ripple Fountain Pen 1920s.
Mint" is in sale since Sunday, August 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Pens\Fountain Pens\Waterman". The seller is "myhs10cd" and is located in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. This item can be shipped worldwide.