Antique Waterman's Ideal 9ct Gold Fountain Pen: 14k Gold Flex Nib

£745.00

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Name: Vintage Waterman Ideal 9ct Gold Fountain Pen
Maker: Waterman, Canada c1920's
Colour: Gold Barleycorn Pattern
Nib: 14k Gold Waterman Ideal '2' Nib - Flex Nib
Filling System: Lever Filled Fountain Pen 
Condition: Restored, Excellent

The Story 
This vintage Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen is truly a beautiful piece of writing history. Made in Canada in the late 1920's, this example has been extremely well preserved and sensitively restored. The 9ct gold overlay is in the studded barelycorn finish, with stepped clip and flanged lever bar it is truly a beautiful pen.

The nib is a fine 14k Gold No.2 Waterman nib, original to the pen which writes a fine line and flexes to a medium / broad. 

Imperfections
There are no major imperfections to note. There is a 1.5mm split in the cap which is barely perceptible but nonetheless present, and the clip is no longer flush to the cap. The pen has been tastefully personalised on the cartouche 'W.Nairn. 1881 - 1931.' 

The pen presents itself beautifully and is one of the best preserved vintage Waterman's we have been fortunate to restore. A stunning piece. 

Writing style
Waterman IDEAL nibs have a reputation as some of the finest flex nibs every made. This nib is a classic 14k gold semi flex, writing a fine line with a good degree of flex. Line variation is possible from a fine to a broad. Do checkout the writing sample in the photo gallery. 

Measurements:
Length Capped: 134mm
Length Uncapped: 128mm
Length Posted: (Not recommended) 
Section Diameter: 9mm
Barrel Diameter: 10mm
Cap Diameter: 11mm

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