Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies






Photo

  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 ADEMiller

ADEMiller

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 19 February 2016 - 23:43

Hey guys! I picked up this nib in a Waterman 12 eyedropper for $1.50 (missing the cap) I have it fit in a Noodler's nib creaper for the time being. I would like to know exactly what this nib is... It at least resembles the artist nibs that I have seen (that also tend to be in the 12s) does anyone have an exact ID? The curvature seems to be a bit different that the other artist nibs I've seen... It's a wet noodle for sure. Please pardon my crappy flex writing. Photos shortly

Sponsored Content

#2 ADEMiller

ADEMiller

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 20 February 2016 - 00:02

fpn_1455926174__image2.jpeg



#3 ADEMiller

ADEMiller

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 20 February 2016 - 00:03

fpn_1455926055__image1_1.jpeg



#4 ADEMiller

ADEMiller

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 20 February 2016 - 00:04

fpn_1455926641__image3.jpeg



#5 ADEMiller

ADEMiller

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 20 February 2016 - 00:05

That's all my pics for now, lit me know if any others are needed.



#6 Xof72000

Xof72000

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,008 posts
  • Location:Le Mans - FRANCE
  • Flag:

Posted 20 February 2016 - 06:02

Nice one !

I guess it's "just" a Waterman #2 nib, with a very flexy shape : http://www.parkville...ollection7.html



#7 Uncle Red

Uncle Red

    Museum Piece

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,585 posts
  • Location:Pittsburgh,PA
  • Flag:

Posted 22 February 2016 - 19:21

Waterman made their standard nibs with 3 different tine lengths and 5 different degrees of softness (or hardness) so this is probably one of the softest long tines they made. Artist nibs had yet longer and softer tines.



#8 pcruise

pcruise

    Dipped Only

  • Member - Silver

  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 06 March 2017 - 15:48

What are the measurements from breather hole to tip and from shoulder to shoulder.

#9 FarmBoy

FarmBoy

    Brain freeze, mmm... got pens?

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,943 posts
  • Location:SFO USA

Posted 07 March 2017 - 05:27

Nib looks bent/sprung.
San Francisco International Pen Show - They have dates! August 23-24-25, 2019 AND August 28-29-30, 2020. Book your travel and tables now! My PM box is usually full. Just email me: my last name at the google mail address.

#10 FarmBoy

FarmBoy

    Brain freeze, mmm... got pens?

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,943 posts
  • Location:SFO USA

Posted 07 March 2017 - 05:29

Waterman made their standard nibs with 3 different tine lengths and 5 different degrees of softness (or hardness) so this is probably one of the softest long tines they made. Artist nibs had yet longer and softer tines.


David N will comment if we are lucky and he isn't still swamped.
San Francisco International Pen Show - They have dates! August 23-24-25, 2019 AND August 28-29-30, 2020. Book your travel and tables now! My PM box is usually full. Just email me: my last name at the google mail address.

#11 Jerome Tarshis

Jerome Tarshis

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,683 posts
  • Location:San Francisco, California

Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:46

Well, there's necro-posting and now we are waiting for necro-commenting. Would of course be happy to hear from David N however long it takes.



#12 Mauricio

Mauricio

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,642 posts
  • Location:Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Posted 07 March 2017 - 16:19

The following article might shed some light to your question ... http://www.vintagepe...-flex-nibs.html


Edited by Mauricio, 07 March 2017 - 16:20.

Tu Amigo!
Mauricio Aguilar

www.VintagePen.net
Posted Image
E-Mail: VintagePen@att.net

#13 siamackz

siamackz

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,255 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 15 March 2017 - 16:24

Nib looks bent/sprung.


It just looks slightly misaligned, maybe from trying to flex too hard. Should not be an issue to readjust

My Vintage Montblanc Website--> link

My free restoration service--> link


#14 FarmBoy

FarmBoy

    Brain freeze, mmm... got pens?

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,943 posts
  • Location:SFO USA

Posted 15 March 2017 - 19:30

It just looks slightly misaligned, maybe from trying to flex too hard. Should not be an issue to readjust

Still looks bent and sprung.
Agreed someone tried to hard.
May not be as simple as it looks.
San Francisco International Pen Show - They have dates! August 23-24-25, 2019 AND August 28-29-30, 2020. Book your travel and tables now! My PM box is usually full. Just email me: my last name at the google mail address.

#15 ADEMiller

ADEMiller

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:33

Appreciate the comments! I can happily inform everyone that the nib is not in fact bent, sprung, ect. I had it fit into an nib creaper and the ebonite feed had not been adjusted so it was pressing on the nib unevenly, pushing one tine slightly above the other. Problem has long since been fixed via heat setting. However, due to the curiosity and interest it has been drawing, I have moved it to a more safe place. It's a miracle in itself that it managed to not get damaged kicking around without a cap for so long... No reason to put this gem in danger now. I've taken more pictures of it:

Attached Images

  • IMG_7041.JPG


#16 ADEMiller

ADEMiller

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:42

Can anyone tell me about the Xs marked on the second picture? Is it something done by the original artisan or maybe just someone randomly decided to mark it up???

Attached Images

  • IMG_7043.JPG
  • IMG_7046.JPG


#17 ADEMiller

ADEMiller

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:51

Another pic

Attached Images

  • FullSizeRender.jpg






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: waterman, waterman artist nib, artist nib, waterman 12, nib creaper, wet noodle, waterman flex nib, flex nib, waterman nib identification, waterman wet noodle



Sponsored Content




|