For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Restored Circa 1928 Waterman 58 Red Ripple Hard Rubber Fountain Pen with Gold Filled Trim. 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 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. This fountain pen is made from hard rubber in the red ripple design. The color is fantastic, very vibrant, 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 18K gold filled clip displays no wear. The cap banding, on the right side upper edge displays a hint of wear. The lever box assembly displays no wear.
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 great flexibly. When measuring the actual tip of the 14K #8 Ideal NIB, it measured at .84mm with digital calipers, or a medium point. When writing the sample in the listing images, the NIB writes with a fine line measuring roughly .50mm with very light pressure and flexes up to a triple broad stroke 2.32mm with medium to firm 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 Montblanc Blue Ink.
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 to excellent+ condition. This is a highly sought after Waterman pen and considered a grail fountain pen. Certainly, a wonderful writing instrument to add to any writing arsenal collection.
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