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stephanos posted a topic in WatermanI've had this elegant Waterman pen for at least the last six years. It worked fine when I received it, but I have recently had to replace the sac. As you can see from the writing sample, the pen is working perfectly again. I have no idea of the model. This didn't bother me when I got it, but it does now. I've been unable to find any clues online. A look at the family photo on the Raven's March Fountain Pens website tells me that it might have been inspired by the Citation and Conquest models, and it looks very 'space age' to me (could fit into the Atomium in Brussels). So I'd guess it is a 1950s pen. But I'm an ignoramus when it comes to Waterman pens, and even that could be wrong. I'm pretty sure it's made of plastic. The ring, clip and lever are silver-coloured. The nib is marked "Waterman's" and "18Cts". There is also what looks like the top half of a "7" at the back of the nib where it disappears into the section. The barrel is marked "Waterman's" and "Made in France" across two lines. This is just about visible, but I was unable to take a photo of the barrel markings. Guidance gladly given gratefully received! Here are some photos (apologies for the poor quality). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. --- END OF POST ---
Just got my first ever Esterbrook pen. Been reading a lot about the myriad variations of their nibs and how easy it is to replace/ switch them. So after spotting this pen on a local classified ad with the flexible fine 9128 nib, I just couldn't help but jump right into it. The pen body is in a perfect shape with no dents, scratches or any other cosmetically-related issue. The cap is marked by an odd pattern (a press is my closest guess) and has minor rust just where the clip meets the cap body. But the seller kindly offered me another cap in a better condition for free, so on that front am all covered. The sac was replaced recently as per the seller and I'm inclined to believe his word 'cause after the initial flushing, no ink came out off it. The only two issues I've had so far are that the nib is quite scratchy when flexing (unlike my Parker flex 14k gold nib) and that I can't seem to find what pen model this is. It looks quite a lot like a cartridge pen but it has a lever fill mechanism. The other models I've seen (J, Deluxe, Dollar, V-pen, don't resemble the pen that much. Can you help me identify it? Also, does anyone know when Esterbrook manufactured in Mexico and what products did they made here? I've seen a lot of vintage nibs for sale that were locally made.
My first repair, and the first topic I've started. Whoo!! I found this pen at an antique mall for 50 cents (along with a couple Welsharps that are still needing some fine tuning.. ahem.) Anyway, I'm rather pleased with myself. I got it all cleaned out, slightly polished, re-sacked, and adjusted the nib to the best of my ability. It has some dents on the tines that the previous owner must have put there in prying the nib out, but it still functions. I had to gently close the gap between the tines as well, as the flow was extreme. Now, this is a nice little writer. A slightly hard-starter after letting sit overnight while I sleep, but once it gets going again, it doesn't quit. Using the normal side of the nib yields a bold line I'm not fond of, but turning the pen upside down and using the back gives a line with some interesting variation! So while this pen isn't perfect cosmetically, I've grown rather fond of it. The plastic is a dark navy blue, not black as it might appear in the photos. The ink used is Poky black, a rather cheap and feathery ink, but this was the initial post-adjustment test where I didn't possibly want to waste my better inks if the nib started super-flowing again. To note, I'm not entirely sure what model this is.. (Does anyone really know with Wearevers?) I call it a "Taperite Citation" type due to the shape of the section and size of the nib, though it certainly isn't as nice as other copies of the Waterman design. Ah well, I enjoy it whatever model it is. Edit: It's a Supreme. Still enjoying it! And here you can kind of see the denting in the tines.