Sunday, December 18, 2022

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 440

Don't forget our in-person meeting this week (on Thursday December 22) - details here!
In the meantime, here's a write-up Christopher sent in for our blog about a vintage fountain pen he acquired in the U.S. a while ago...

(photo courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on image to enlarge)
Christopher writes: "Leaving no stone unturned in my travels, I ran across yet another Waterman 52. This vintage trooper, once I turned to and restored it, is outstanding. And it is the 52x model in that the size of the barrel and cap are larger than the standard 52 but the super flexy nib, as it is, remains the standard 52 No.2 14K gold Waterman Idea nib. As for the fittings, they are 14K gold filled and the larger sized barrel made provisions for a much larger sized replacement rubber ink sack. I was so happy to get this vintage pen and, in using it in this week’s pen round up, will be happy to add it to my collection come the end of the week."

Our thanks to Christopher for the lovely photo & review! We'll be featuring part 2 of Lawrence's pen-and-ink-matchups later this week, so watch for it here :)

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