Few movies will make you want to book a flight to Africa faster. The 13 model is one of the hardest vintage Waterman eyedroppers to be found, especially in the wood grain color, in this condition and with this fabulous wet noodle nib. Lever bow is showing signs of stress, but it is fully operational at this time. Perfect barrel and cap imprints. Fagard's branch evolved into a semi-autonomous subsidiary under the JiF-Waterman name in 1926, producing American-designed pens as well as local designs. They are easy to refill with a syringe and the cartridges stand up to repeated fillings. I want to thank Daniel Kirchheimer for providing several valuable points of information that appear here.
The instruction to the left are from a Sheaffer package insert, but apply to most older mechanical pencils. The Preface is also now discontinued. Collectors will notice a very sharp difference between vintage and modern Watermans, as the modern pens come from a rather different design lineage. Mechanical pencil uses the twist mechanism and is fully operational. One exterior corner has a small piece of blue material chipped off. Florence White in Canaan, Maine acquired one of the the Autograph Albums. Professionally adjusted nib, ultra smooth, and capable of writing at any speed when not flexed.
One of my favourite authors, Neil Gaiman, recommended fountain pens for lettering tasks; I can be a little over-zealous at times, and I think I jumped the gun a little when I went ahead and bought a fountain pen on ebay without doing much research on the individual pen! Waterman France The modern Waterman company traces its origins to the French subsidiary. Correct wood grain hard rubber feed. Forgot to put the image brackets in and don't know how to delete the previous post. I'm new here, and honestly am new to fountain pens; this seemed like a great resource for getting started! The nib has some flex to it, and I can't wait to try it out. Great olive ripple colors with the vibrant tones and rippled effects. To give you a sense of the broad range of styles, here are a few pens from the collection of David Isaacson.
Two part lever at end of barrel. With the exception of the lever box that shows signs of stress, gold trim is in clean condition. If I have these images on here right, from ebay, the top pic is supposed to be a 32. Very early Watermans and the gold and sterling silver overlay pens are highly sought after and can command rather princely sums. It is simple enough my friends.
Otherwise, this pen box is in excellent condition. It is a lever-filler by Hutcheon. While there have been prior attempts at cartridge pens most notably Eagle's turn of the century brass cartridges and Waterman's earlier glass cartridges this was the first commercially successful attempt. I believe the Sweet Lilac finish is unique to the second generation pens. Most of this info is from chalk marks and some from old ads.
This pen was designed and manufactured to be used as a posted pen, becoming a full sized pen when posted, and offering perfect balance on the hand. They were introduced around 2005-2006. A zero 0 prefix indicated that the trim is gold filled rather than solid. This is why automobile tires are black. Waterman's channeled feed design solved this problem, and for that he was awarded a patent in 1884. The Olive Ripple is one of the hardest colors to find in the ripple series blue, rose, olive, and red. The clip looks right, but not the lever.
Rest of the gold trim is in great condition. The hundreds digit, 4, indicates an overlay of sterling silver. Most remarkable are the sweeping shots of Africa. For those of you who are not familiar with the film, it is based on the true story with the same title by Danish baroness Karen Blixen, who initially wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen. Professionally adjusted nib, ultra smooth, capable of producing ultra thin lines, and also capable of writing at any speed when the nib is not flexed. Exceptionally flexible stib nib goes from broad to extra broad, about 1.
Edited by kingfissure, 09 November 2005 - 22:33. Professionally adjusted nib, capable of producing the thinnest possible lines with a fountain pen flexible nib, and also capable of writing at any speed when not flexed. I love old catalog ads such as this one because they go far to help me identify old pens, their sizes and their design alternatives. As sales grew, it became the L. Modern French Waterman pens feature radically different styling from older Waterman pens. The rollerball pens have caps that come off like a fountain pen.
Pen set is comprised of fountain pen, mechanical pencil, and presentation box. Fitted with a Waterman Ideal 2 wet noodle nib that writes a double extra fine to double broad line. Section is hard rubber and color is excellent. JiF-Waterman began experimenting with cartridge pens as far back as the twenties, and enjoyed limited success in Europe. The Mont Blanc pens include a and many bargains on the standard Meisterstucks! Barrels were available in all black or red-and- black. Pocket clip on this pen is also gold fill.
Vintage pen ads tell us so much. Never used, no ink blots on the back and in excellent condition. Any help would be most appreciated! Waterman's range and production is enormous, which makes scarcity an important factor in collectibility less of an issue. Instead of collecting autographs of famous people, Miss White used her autograph to copy essays and record a few other notes about Freshman Year Intertainment. They are protected by U.