Waterman Cf Fountain Pens.
Posted 05 October 2011 - 18:55
Now I have clarified what pen I had in those days, and I did find it a satisfactory pen, should I go and pursue one ? The nib section I mention above had a price of £47(new I think). Along the years, have I lost a nice,valuable pen ? I gather that there may be problems re cartridge use with the Waterman CF models.
Thanks in anticipation.
Posted 05 October 2011 - 20:30
If one takes a Sheaffer Imperial or PFM apart to the same degree, the point and shell remain a single unit, as they are entirely integrated:
"Inset" is being used in the sense of "it's just been set in there", whereas inlaid is an irreversible process. The interaction of feed and shell keep it from dropping out.
As far as valuable goes, I've coincidentally just been looking into that; the modern US$ values of the earliest C/Fs ran from about $50 for a steel-point version to $125 for a gold cap (period $5.95 to $15.00), and there were some more costly variants offered later by the surviving French wing. I'll leave it for you to decide whether that's "valuable", but I find them nice enough. Alas, lost pens!
Edited by Ernst Bitterman, 05 October 2011 - 20:31.
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