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75 Nib, 52 1/2 V Body...can They Marry?

waterman 75 nib ringtop 52 1/2 v

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#1 sidthecat

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 20:40

I'm looking for a broad nib to put into one of my little ringtops, and I notice a #75 nib available on the Interweb. Before I throw my money in the street I thought I'd ask if anyone knows if a #75 nib would fit into one of these wee little pens? 

 

How about a Warranted #4 - broad flex? One wants to buy the nib, then find a pen for it.


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 21:15

A #75 nib doesn't mean much to me ... there is no real standard size.

Are you talking of a nib coming from a Waterman #75 pen ?



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Posted 09 March 2015 - 21:48

75 Nib, 52 1/2 V Body...can They Marry?

 

Not in Alabama.

 

Fred



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 00:51

They're both over 14. Well over.

 

The nib is marked sideways: "Waterman's 75 Made In USA" and it's not on the chart of Fountain Pen Nib Values. Could it be a fake?


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 14:39

Post a picture, please, it will be easier to answer.



#6 sidthecat

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 22:29

This is the thing, and I've seen similar ones around.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 23:08

Won't.....Taperite.........

717

 

 

   Fred



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 02:37

I thought it might have been too late. Thanks for the - you should pardon the expression - tip.

There's a #12 eyedropper with the wrong cap on ebay. Perhaps I can scavenge that nib - or is that too early?

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 05:00

This doesn't look like a fountain pen nib to me (a dip pen model one ?... or not a "L.E. Waterman" production ? ..)



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 17:29

I've seen similar ones on other nib dealers' sites, but the hooded nib of the Taperite makes identification tricky.

 

Freddy seems pretty definitive...have you taken one apart, darling?



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 21:02

I've seen similar ones on other nib dealers' sites, but the hooded nib of the Taperite makes identification tricky.

 

Freddy seems pretty definitive...have you taken one apart, darling?

 

 

 Yes!   I have......................................

 

   Fred

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#12 sidthecat

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 23:08

Ask the man who's seen one.



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 01:00

It doesn't look much like my Parker 75 nib.

Besides, which way would you raise the children ?


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 21:48

To use a pencil, as God intended.



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 00:37

I will admit that I thought you were asking about a Parker 75 nib myself.

 

Waterman #2 nibs, which is what you need, are readily available and relatively inexpensive.  Ball park of $35-$45 depending on line width and amount of flex.  The 75 nib you are looking at doesn't look like it will work - wrong shape and taper for one thing, no shoulders.  Some later nibs were the same size as the #2, just marked differently - they're an option too if you aren't concerned about having the right nib for the pen.


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 22:07

There's a #12 on eBay...it has the wrong cap and a #2 Broad nib. If nobody notices it...



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 22:26

Oops...somebody did.

But I found one somewhere else, for a little less money. You just have to scroll through EVERY item on the damn site.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 03:30

I bought the nib, but when I put my triplet on it, I saw that the tines were widely separated, so it's only sort-of medium. Perhaps I'll ask someone to make it a small stub.





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