Waterman 54, mottled red hard rubber

Recently worked on a very attractive mottled RHR Waterman 54 for a fellow Singapore Fountain Pen Meetup attendee. Slightly faded but very nice color, minimal brassing on furniture, clean all over and with a sharp imprint.

The owner needed the nib and feed reset and the pen resacced.

Resetting nib and feed was straightforward, but it took much longer to get what remained of the old sac out. It had dissolved into lumps of extremely sticky goo (see left).

The Pen Sac Company’s catalogue indicates a size 17 sac, but this is an odd size and not commonly available. I discovered earlier that a size 16 sac fits just as well and I had them on hand. A bit of shellac, and the pen’s ready to write again 🙂


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