Vintage Pens: Waterman 12

Vintage Pens: 4009 Waterman 12
Era: 1910-1919   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $125.00
It's always something. This woodgrain Waterman 12 is almost completely perfect, but its tiniest flaw is its largest. It is missing the tipping on one of the nib tines. Otherwise, this pen is practically museum perfect. No cracks in the orange hard rubber. Clean, easy-to-read imprints. Click the headline to see close-up photos. You can see the cap's 1898 patent date. Although you can't write with the nib until you get it re-tipped, it has some very nice flex. (Sorry, if we knew how to re-tip a nib we'd have done it.) Minimal wear on the pen. There's a little darker spot where the slip cap covers the section and barrel. The section unscrews easily to fill with an eyedropper. Soooo close to perfection, and yet so far. 13.6cm capped.