For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Scarce Circa 1928 Waterman #62 1/2 Olive Ripple Hard Rubber Desk/Fountain Pen with Original Box. This desk/fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, and put back together and now is in wonderful writing condition.
NOTE: Waterman Ripple Desk Pens came in two models; a #67 and #62 1/2. The 62 1/2 model is the smaller of the tow sizes.
Ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, and section. Hand cleaned the inside of the barrel with mineral oil. I have cleaned, buffed, and polished the outside of the barrel and taper. Replaced the old rubber sac with a new sac. Hand polished the 18K Gold Filled Lever Box Assembly along with the Waterman 14K #2 NIB.
This fountain pen is made from hard rubber in the Olive Ripple pattern. The coloring is great displaying blue, yellow, and green coloring. The lever box assembly displays crisp imprint of the "IDEAL" globe and displays absolutely no gold filled wear. This Waterman barrel and taper are excellent with the taper always securing tightly to the barrel. The barrel is perfectly stamped with, "WATERMAN'S REG. US. PAT OFF. IDEAL GLOBE LOGO FOUNTAIN PEN RIPPLE". There are no monograms or personalizations to either the barrel or taper. There are no cracks or repairs to the hard rubber. This Waterman #62 1/2 measures 7 13/16" in length.
The lever and box assembly has been cleaned and oiled. I have tested the lever filling systems with water and works flawlessly and as it was originally intended to.
This Waterman has a 14K Gold WATERMAN IDEAL #2 Flexible Nib. The iridium tipping is in excellent condition with the point measuring .71mm when measured with digital calipers - a medium nib point. When writing the sample in the listing images, the NIB writes with a Fine to Triple Broad line. The fine line measures roughly .49mm with very light pressure and will flex to a triple broad measures 2.07mm with medium to firm pressure when measured 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 Desk Pen comes with the original Waterman desk pen box which is in good condition. The box is probably just as rare as the pen - this is the first Waterman Desk Pen box I have ever seen.
This antique Waterman #62 1/2 Olive Ripple Hard Rubber Desk/Fountain Pen is scarce and collectors desire these. I would consider the condition, color, trim, crisp imprint, and nib of this fountain pen to grade Mint condition. Super tough to find one like this. This Waterman #62 1/2 Fountain Pen is in ready to write condition or add it to your writing arsenal collection.
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