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Hi, I bought a (I think Waterman) pen at an antique store for my mother. The gold nib was falling apart and was already half gone, so I replaced it with... well, the first nib that came to hand that I thought would fit.

 

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obviously I was mistaken. It burps like nobodys business. You can't get through a line without splortches of ink all over the place. Anyone know of a vendor that sells nibs for these? or a nib unit?

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I do still have the feed.

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What'd you do with the gold nib?

 

What model pen is it? Looks like a Waterman for sure. It'll say on the back end of the barrel.

 

Have you tried heat setting the feed to the new nib?

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gold nib got put into a small ziplock bag and then wandered off. I'm sure I'll see it again sometime. There's a very faint "[obscured]E SILVER" at the top of the barrel, but nothing on the bottom. I can tell there used to be, but it's all worn away now.

 

haven't tried heat setting, I'll give that a shot.

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I have a silver filigree Watermans but:

1. It says Watermans on the cap band

2. It has a number imprinted on the butt of the barrel

 

If your pen has neither, then Id expect it to NOT be a waterman - there were many generic pen makers that made similar looking pens back in the day.

 

Its a great looking pen! And, eye droppers often burp, in general

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Five Star Pens have a nice selection of reasonably priced warranted 14K nibs assuming its not a Waterman's you have.

 

I suspect you'll need a size 2 to complete your pen but look out for a nib with a longer shank as it will be a nightmare to set. A Waterman's nib will come to a few more $$ if you want to go with one of those, these have longer shanks.

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