Watermans 52 (F)

Hire cost:
Hire the vintage Waterman's 52 for just £7.50 per week!

The Waterman's 52 is arguably one of the best known vintage fountain pens. It is said that every collector of vintage pens should own an example, so why not try this one before taking the plunge?

The Waterman's 52 was in production from 1915 right into the 1930s. In such a long production life it came in many variants and almost always made from hard rubber. The number (stamped on the barrel end) of 52 indicates the type of pen 5 = lever self filler, 2 = Size 2 nib. The design follows the classic flat top style that most manufacturers in the teens and twenties used. The lever has Waterman's globe and IDEAL logo on the round end.

Length unposted: approx 128mm
Length posted: approx 168mm


Bpoth cap and barrel are significantly faded
Plating loss on lever housing
Plating loss on clip ball

Replacement Value:

Shipping cost is for UK only. Not available to hire outside the UK.

Pen will be posted in a reusable box. Please return in this box.

Other instructions:
Note this is not my pen, I'm taking care of the pensharing logistics on behalf of a friend.

Choice of ink:
By default, the pen will be empty and clean. But I do have a wide range of inks which are all listed on my profile. If you fancy trying something, let me know and I'll either fill the pen or send a sample (depending on ease of packaging etc)

Availability check: Available
Country: United Kingdom
Brand: Waterman
Pen price (not rental value): £100 - £250
Pen type: Vintage
Nib width: F: Fine
Nib speciality: Flex
Nib material: Gold

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