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Help Me Id This Vintage Waterman

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#1 capillaryAction

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 12:08

Pictures from an eBay auction I'm eying

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Potential clues

  • Thin band on cap
  • Semi translucent red with streaks of green
  • Lever in 1 piece
  • Black section
  • Feed with fins

 

Could someone give me some hints as to what Waterman it is, esp. its age and likelihood for flex nib? Thanks



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#2 capillaryAction

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 12:09

^ Forgot to add, that this pen's clip has been snipped off. In any case, I'm more after performance than pristine mint condition.



#3 Mauricio

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 13:40

Have you checked the model number at the flat end of the barrel? It should have a Thorobred, 92V or some similar model imprint there. Made of celluloid in the USA and Canada in the 1930s


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#4 gregamckinney

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 13:44

IIRC, this is a 32A-V or something in that range.  Late 1930s. The nib could be anything from a nail to a feather, there is no definitive mate for this model.  From the shape of the nib, though, I wouldn't lean toward significant flex.

 

Is there no marking on the bottom of the barrel?

 

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Edited by gregamckinney, 24 August 2016 - 13:44.

Don't feel bad. I'm old; I'm meh about most things.

#5 capillaryAction

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 19:02

Thank you gents. I won that pen, am waiting for seller to send me a picture of the model number.

 

In the meantime, I'd like opinions on the following 52 nibs: quality, condition, flexiness etc.

 

52 1/2:

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52:

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MUCH appreciated.



#6 Mauricio

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 19:33

Hard to tell from those pictures. In one of the links I provided in my previous post I gave you lots of information as to how to grade flexible nibs. Study that article.


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