What Waterman is This? I’m usually quite good on English Watermans but I don’t know this one Any ideas? Share this:EmailPrintFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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I think that you have shown us a Taperite of some kind. Waterman produced these pens in the period from about 1945 or so until the 1950’s, I believe, and the surviving specimens make excellent writers as a rule.
I think you’re right, that it is within that range and period, but which one?
Hey Deb. I’m guessing ….Stateleigh Taperite !?
… not a huge fan , but have a mint set of the version with the rolled gold cap ….
Almost seems they chose the caps from a basket of random ones at the end of the line !
The nibs are still top shelf.
Maybe. I see two distinct pens, one open nib the other semi-hooded, both described as Stateleighs. Can that be right? Neither pen is identical to this one.
Ok. me again. From what I can glean from the catalog I have on this range and crazy fast internet searching………there was the OPTION to have the various ‘Corinth – Stateleigh – etc models , in Taperite OR Standard. With Taperite being the hooded section and ‘standard’ being…um…standard.
…anyone with me ?
What about the Crusader?
Well just to confuse things even more, I have now found pics of the Taperite range (including the Crusader ), with THREE DIFFERENT SECTIONS . A ‘taperite’ or hooded section, one with the same one as yours , rounded with exposed nib, AND an exposed nib section with flared ‘finger grip’ section .
Have pics ….shame they don’t post here , but that might end up filling the comments section up too much.
Ain’t we got fun. 🤡 🖌🔍
well, being the non-expert on Waterman ……………… I’m going to plump for Citation Taperite.
Of course it depends to some extent on the variation of caps that accompanied these things, but …… Looking at the central rib on the clip there are some models where the central rib doesn’t extend up to the clip screw – some ribs stop short, but it looks like the Crusader T. and Citation T. continue to the very top, as it does with the rib on Deborah’s pen.
Looking at the Statleigh T. in the Davis & Lehrer booklet that pen looks to be longer than the others, but how long I’ve no idea, as I’ve nothing in writing as to size.
Do I need Specsavers again, or is the pen on show missing its clutch ring Deborah??
Yes, It’s missing the barrel ring but I should be able to put that right. Two pens this week missing clutch rings. That’s the sort of coincidence I don’t like.
Error I think in my terminology. There appear to be two forms of these closely related pens – as already mentioned – for example ….. Crusader and Crusader Taperite – the latter being the hooded or semi-hooded section, and the non-Taperite version having the open nib.
So, I’ll suggest this pen is just Citation.
Honestly – I think I’m more confused now than I was when I wrote the post!
Last try !! Going on caps alone …..your pen is a CORINTH ( pics of one have the same cap pattern ).
However, yours has the option of….’ rounded section with exposed nib’.
Yes, that does describe it well.
I have an identical pen, I think a Tperite Corinth. The barrel imprint says Made in Canada.
That’s probably what it is. I find that the Canadian Taperites are easier to disassemble than the US ones, which appear to be glued together with cement.
More like welded together with steel! 🙂
I have had just one come apart without a struggle or without shattering. They have become one fo three pens I will not restore for anyone other than myself.