For your consideration we are offering for sale this Restored 1920s Waterman 58 Red Ripple Hard Rubber Fountain Pen with Gold Filled Trim. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned and 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 rubber sac. Hand polished the Gold Filled Waterman's Clip, Gold Filled Cap Banding, Ideal Lever Box Assembly along with the Ideal 14K #8 NIB. The Clip and Cap Banding display minor brassing at the middle of the lever.
This fountain pen is made from hard rubber in the red ripple design. The color is fantastic and even throughout the cap and barrel.
The threads on the cap and barrel are excellent with the cap always securing tightly. There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. There are no cracks, nicks or repairs to the hard rubber.
The lever and box assembly has been cleaned and oiled. I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills wonderfully. It works as it was designed to - sucks up water without an issue in my testing.
This Waterman has the Ideal Made in USA #8 - 14K NIB. The NIB has a fabulous smooth writing experience along with having some wonderful flexibly. When measuring the actual tip of the 14K #8 Ideal NIB, it measured at .68mm with digital calipers. When writing the sample in the listing images, the NIB writes with a fine line measuring roughly .51mm with very light pressure and flexes up to a triple broad stroke 1.81mm with normal to medium pressure, I didn't want to overextend the NIB's capabilities. 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 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 Waterman's 58 Red Ripple Fountain Pen is in "ready to write" condition using the great flexible NIB. I would consider the condition of this fountain in excellent condition. This is a highly sought after Waterman pen and considered a holy grail fountain pen. Certainly, a wonderful writing instrument to add to any writing arsenal collection.
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