Two weeks or so ago, I took delivery on a nice, albeit simple black, Esty English-made Relief No. 12.
It lay on my desk, gathering dust, until a few days ago, when I decided to clean it up and put it away with the other British Esties. So I pulled the section and tipped it over, expecting pieces of petrified sac to fall out. What I got was this!
Now, if you’re an “old-hat eclectic” c-worder like me, you’ve disassembled your share of Waterman ‘50-series’ lever-fillers (52, 54, 55 and later), and know immediately what that is (or should be). If not, go to the following link on the Richard’s Pens website: http://www.richardsp...ir/leverbox.htm
scroll down a bit and you’ll see an illustration of what the Waterman lever-filler Lever Box assembly looks like, and how it fits and works.
The two littlel feet on the lever, to fit onto the pressure bar …
And, to complete the Waterman engine:
A 3-fissured …
Well, there it is. I can’t even speculate why the English would use this kind of system in their later Reliefs. Maybe there’s someone out there in FPN land who can fill in the blanks for us ….
At least we now know that if you come into possession of a Relief No.12 with a busted up lever, you can MAYBE fix it up with parts from a Waterman 52V (short) donor pen. How cool is that?