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Vintage Black WATERMAN 5 Fountain Pen with RED IDEAL Keyhole Nib
Recently found at an old Boston, MA Estate is this Rare Vintage WATERMAN 5 Black Fountain Pen with Red Ideal Keyhole Nib. Please Note: I am not an expert on old, collectible fountain pens, so please view the photos provided and feel free to contact me with any specific questions.
With the cap screwed on the pen measures 5" in length. With cap removed, it measures 4 11/16" from tip of nib to end of barrel. The end of the barrel (center) is a bright red, engraved with the number 5. Engraved into the barrel is: WATERMAN'SREG. U.S. IDEAL PAT. OFF. MADE IN U.S.A. FOUNTAIN PEN. The visible engraving on the gold nib reads: RED WATERMAN'S IDEAL REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. The tip of the keyhole nib looks to be in nice shape with a slightly rounded end.
I have left this pen in theexact condition I found it in. As a fountain pen novice, I did not want to attempt to open it, fill it, etc. as I do not want to damage the pen in any way. Pleaseconsider that it has not been tested for it's writing ability/quality, though it does appear to be in niceaesthetic condition. There is one flaw of note: The gold metal clip on the cap appears to have been restored / glued back onto the cap. You can see what appears to be glue residue surrounding the clip. Otherwise, the pen looks solid with no cracks to the black plastic (a few light marks). The metal elements (lever fill, band and clip) look nice with a bit of brassing (esp. on clip). Overall, this is an excellent Waterman 5 for restoration!
Please view the photos provided and feel free to contact me with any questions prior to placing your offer. This will be aNo Returns sale. Sale is Final. I take my 100% positive response rating very seriously..please offer with confidence. You must have aConfirmed Paypal Shipping Address within the United States. I will not ship this item Internationally.Your Vintage WATERMAN 5 fountain pen will ship very well protected andFully Insuredvia USPS Mailto ensure a safe arrival. Good Luck!