In 1923, the Waterman ripple pens were introduced. These were distinguished by a very attactive ripple pattern in hard rubber and by colors which have never been seen before or since in rubber pens [Source: PCA Library, Waterman History by Robert Tefft].
|The nib in it's house.|
Hard to capture, but what I initially thought were dings on the gold bands actually appear to be hallmarks of some kind.
This pen measures 4-11/16 inches capped and the same uncapped with the nib extended. The nib extends easily using your fingers, but the cap is designed to make extension simpler. The pen measures 5-11/16 inches capped.
The real fun with this pen though is in the nib.
In closing, I have to give credit to Eric and Dan from FPGeeks.com. They found this pen on eBay and featured it in the Sunday Shopper section on January 8.
The Ripple Waterman and the Safety pen are two pens that until now had eluded me, so I was very, very happy to add this pen to the herd.