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Waterman's 515 in Brown

Regular price £125.00

The Waterman's 515 was one of the first pens produced by the English branch of the company when it was established in September 1946 it was never made in America.  It was the company 'flagship' pen, the largest pen made at the time. 

Finished in a most attractive and unusual brown color, the pen has been fully restored and tested and is in excellent condition throughout.  The surface is first class with a strong imprint and the Gold filling is similarly pristine.  

The pen features the Waterman's box lever system, an arrangement that includes a metal frame surrounding the lever.  This gives a solid anchor for the fulcrum and prevents strain on the plastic barrel.

The filling system works well and takes up a good volume of ink.  The Waterman No. 5 nib is quite exceptional. It has a stub profile with some flex, giving good line variation.  Anyone with a decent hand, would enjoy using the pen and produce impressive results.  

The box is from a later, Fench made pen and has no real connection to the 515.  I decided, however, that, as the 515 is a true 'executive pen' it should have a box of appropriate quality.  In the absence of the original this box will serve for display and protection. 

The Waterman 515 is a very large and substantial pen.  This example is particularly striking due to the condition, the unusual colour and the stub nib.  It is a pen with a great deal of presence.