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How many Watermans do you own?
Posted 11 September 2006 - 12:51
--Franklin D. Roosevelt
Posted 13 September 2006 - 22:34
2 Waterman 12
1 Waterman 13
1 Waterman 14, no cap
2 Waterman 12s, no caps
1 Waterman 12, PSF
1 Waterman 14V PSF
2 Waterman 52s with gold bands and cracked caps (still work though!)
1 Waterman 52V, up for sale shortly.
1 Waterman Commando, up for sale as soon as I do some nib alignment
1 Waterman 52 1/2V with replacement nib
Then there is "The box" with, a Waterman 52 double-imprint, no nib or lever-box; Waterman 54 barrel section and feed; Waterman 13 barrel, section and feed; Waterman 52 1/2 parts; Waterman 52 1/2V cap and barrel, Waterman 12 barrel section and feed, a couple of stray feeds, one 52 section and feed, a couple of cracked caps, 32V without lever, and 32V without cap, and probably some other bits and pieces I have forgotten about.
You should get a Yink, I think.
- Dr Suess
Always looking for pens by Baird-North, Charles Ingersoll, and nibs marked "CHI"
Posted 14 September 2006 - 00:09
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 04:51
Best regards, greg
Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:56
Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:10
No expert here, just someone who has acquired many pens and some knowledge over the years. Even with one maker, the amount of data- both common and arcane- to find and assimilate for 50 years of manufacturing is beyond my capacity.
It sure is fun to keep reading and chatting to learn more though!
Posted 14 September 2006 - 13:30
I've just started liking the old Watermans, so thanks for starting this. I have one 52 1/2, who won't suck up ink, but on the way I have a 52, a 54, and a 12. Such colorful names they gave those pens, like poetry almost.
Oh 52, you write so true,
But I yearned for more, then came a 54,
That 52 and a half,
Just makes me laugh,
After the 12,
I shall not Delve.
(And now this poem I think I'll shelve)
Off to sleep,
-- Jane Austen, letter from December 24 1798
Posted 14 September 2006 - 13:31
The FP are great writers, being that the Gentleman if probably one of the best of my humble collection...
Edited by solaris, 21 December 2006 - 13:02.
Posted 14 September 2006 - 13:59
12 - CF (yes, I do collect those)
1 - Expert Rollerball (does that count?)
1 - nice Prussian Blue Carene
1 - 452 1/2 in gold overlay
2 - pieces of *&@#$^ that I thought were something else (that's ebay for you)
"Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence"
Posted 16 September 2006 - 03:34
I'm also late coming around to Waterman's fountain pens.
8 Waterman's pens here. All vintage.
A Silver streaked Ideal military clip (chrome) with a semiflex XF nib. My favorite pen !
A similar model that's deep blue streaked with Gold trim that's the prettiest pen in my collection.
2 more similar Ideals that are going to need some TLC
An older Canadian brown steaked, with the old wimpy clips. It's got my favorite flexy nib.
A Black Junior I need to sac.
A Stars and Stripes Taperite that somebody else will have to sac.
A unknown Waterman coming in from eBay.
My silver streaked one is my best combo pen. It's great for writing, jotting and drawing / . Pretty close to perfect for me.
Posted 19 September 2006 - 17:46
7 C/F's, Sterling silver/white gold trimmed, guilloche, a heavy gold plated guilloche, a black,a burgundy, and a blue with brushed caps, a black with a gold filled cap and clip, and a turquoise one with a white section that showed up from somewhere that I don't like.
2 W3's, one blue/black/silver longitudinally striped with a No.3 Broad, the other a Maroon with a Medium.
2 W5's, one dark blue the other black,
2 515's, one maroon, the other black and the pencil to go with it
2 503's, one a shorthand pen with the red cap end but a gem of a flexible No.2 nib, the other maroon with a stiffer nib.
32 From Canada in green/grey/with red veins and someone's attempt at an italic regrind and a Thoroughbred with an even worse attempt, these both came from the same place.
A flat top BHR from the 30's no idea what to call it
Then theres the Torsade and 5 other 1950's and 60's open 18ct nib pens with bright steel caps and g/p clips and a heagonal black semi hooded nibbed pen.
I have no idea what they are but they write well now that I have remade the funny flappy side lever fillers/converters. These are amongst my favourite pens for drawing with.
You might have guessed I like Watermans.