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    Default Waterman number 8 - Maybe ?

    My great-grandfather was given this pen buy one of his patients after a visit, as he didn't have a pen that day give the urgency of the summons, to write a prescription. The year was 1939, Minitry of Interior, Rome.

    I admit that I have tried using it but it is a bit too wet.
    I've read on Waterman's pens on Lambrou's book but this pen is a complete mistery to me.
    As is the colour pattern which seems one of the early years one.
    For instance when was the 'clip clap' inscription removed / added to the clip ? Mine has Waterman's

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    ten.JPG

    Ideas ?
    Thank you
    Marco

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    Default Re: Waterman number 8 - Maybe ?

    It appears to be a bandless Waterman 58 in black chased hard rubber. Check the bottom end of the barrel for the model number.

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    Default Re: Waterman number 8 - Maybe ?

    this is what shows on the bottom of the barrel, too faded.

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    Default Re: Waterman number 8 - Maybe ?

    Whatever model it is, it is a fantastic pen! 👍

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    Default Re: Waterman number 8 - Maybe ?

    Rotate the photo counter/anti-clockwise 90 degrees for a ghostly “58”.

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    Default Re: Waterman number 8 - Maybe ?

    I’m inclined to say that if it has a #8 nib and is a BCHR Waterman lever filler, it has to be a 58.

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    Default Re: Waterman number 8 - Maybe ?

    “58” is visible, as expected.
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