This is an excellent example of the famous Watermans Ideal. This is the 52 1/2 V in Black Hard Rubber. The pen was made in the USA around 1925 and is in very good condition with a good imprint. The 52 1/2V is the shorter version of the standard 52, the V stands for Vest Pocket so the pen was designed to be held in the pocket without being visible to comply with military regulations at the time. Despite being short the pen is very usable and when the cap is posted on the end of the barrel it is well balanced.
The pen has been fully restored and now works perfectly. It is a lever filler and is fitted with an amazing Extra Fine Semi flex nib.
We are very lucky here at Vintage Fountain Pens Ltd as we are able to continue to run the business from home. However we are taking every precaution to ensure that we all remain safe, all envelopes are new and come from sealed packaging, all pens and accessories are kept in sealed cupboards until required and all work areas are disinfected on a daily basis. We are still taking in repairs and, as long as the Post Office is open, we are able to turn them round very quickly. Let us hope that we get on top of this virus very quickly and we can all get back to normal. Thank you for your continued support.