For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Restored Circa 1923 Waterman 454 Trefoil Vine Design Sterling Silver Overlay. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, put back together, and now is in wonderful writing condition.
Ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, and section. Hand cleaned the inside of the barrel and cap with mineral oil. Replaced the old rubber sac with a new sac. Hand polished the Sterling Waterman Ideal Cap & Clip, Barrel and Ideal Lever Box Assembly along with the Ideal 14K #4 Flexible NIB.
This Waterman 454 is known as the Trefoil Vine pattern that was in use from 1907 to Circa 1923 during the Art Nouveau period. This Waterman is made from black hard rubber with Sterling Silver Overlay. The barrel end has an imprint that reads, "WATERMAN'S MAY 23, 1899 & AUG 4, 1908 IDEAL GLOBE LOGO FOUNTAIN PEN". The butt end of the fountain pen barrel has a crisp 454 imprint. The threads on the cap and barrel are excellent with the cap always securing tightly. There are no monograms or personalizations on the barrel cartouche area. There are no cracks, nicks or repairs to the hard rubber barrel. The sterling overlay looks beautiful, with considerably less than normal scratching. This Waterman 454 measures 5 3/8" in length capped and 6 5/8" posted.
The lever and box assembly has been cleaned and oiled. It works flawlessly and smoothly. The Globe and Ideal imprint on the lever is clean. The filling system on this pen works as it was originally intended to.
The NIB is a 14K #4 Waterman New York Flexible NIB. This NIB on this Waterman writes with a smooth, wet line with great flexibility. When measuring the actual tip of the nib it measured at .94mm, or a broad point, with digital calipers. When writing the sample in the listing images, the NIB writes with a medium line measuring roughly .78mm with very light pressure and flexes up to a triple broad stroke+ of approximately 2.52mm with medium to firm pressure when measuring with digital calipers. The writing sample provided was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Montblanc Blue Ink.
This Waterman 454 is in spectacular condition that has a super flex nib and is in ready to write condition. I would grade this Waterman 454 in excellent condition. A superb writing instrument to add to your writing arsenal collection!
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