Unique never fails to provide us with interesting pens and questions.
What is this? A Waterman or a Unique? The celluloid and the box lever look like Waterman but the – poorly fitting – nib and feed are Unique and the pen bears that company’s name.
A possibility is that Unique bought these part-finished pens that Waterman wished to offload when they moved on to a new model and added their own parts.
There are so many unanswered questions about Unique, especially in the post-war period. Some time ago, Barbara Epstein responded to a Unique post. She is the repository of all Unique history. It is to my eternal regret that I did not take matters further at that time but my husband had an operation which did not go well. He was in the ICU for ten days, followed by months of slow recuperation. Many things were laid aside at that time and some were never resumed.
If Barbara still reads this blog, I would be very grateful to hear from her.
Thanks to Peter Greenwood for photos and information.