I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, and section. Replaced the old rubber sac with a new, properly sized one. Hand polished the Gold Filled Clip and 14Ct Warranted 1st Quality NIB. Additionally, I cleaned, buffed, polished and waxed the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the hard rubber of fountain pen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. This Waterson Fountain Pen is a Flatop Oversized model, which measures 5 3/8" in length capped and 6 3/4" posted.
The Lever Filling System has been tested and works great; it "sucks" up ink as it was designed to do.
This Waterson Fountain Pen has a 14Ct - 1st Quality NIB. The iridium is great and creates a nice, smooth writing experience with great flexibility. The actual writing tip of this 14Ct NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .71mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating the writing sample, this Warranted NIB writes with an extra fine to triple broad stroke/line. The writing sample provided in the listing image the finest horizontal line measures at .39mm with light pressure and the triple broad line measures 1.84mm when measured with digital calipers with normal to firm pressure. The sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue-Black Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This is a lovely vintage Waterson Fountain Pen in the Red Woodgrain Hard Rubber pattern that would easily grade in Excellent Condition. This fountain pen is ready to write or add to your writing arsenal collection.