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    Default A rare Waterman

    Rare in that I rarely buy a Waterman. To be honest it is a rather boring black only saved by the rings on the section breaking up the monotony.

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    Default Re: A rare Waterman

    Wow ! That does seem to be very uncommon. Iíve never seen one like it , and the nib looks like someoneís shoehorned a dip nib into it Öexcept that it appears to have Waterman on it !!
    Iíd say Öhang onto it !!

    Öputs hand up to take it off your hands , should you lose interest in it 😎👍🏻
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    Default Re: A rare Waterman

    What is imprinted on the barrel? Are the imprints clear enough to read?

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    Default Re: A rare Waterman

    I have never seen this surface. Is it kind of a chasing (guilloche)?

    Looks great btw!

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    Default Re: A rare Waterman

    Quote Originally Posted by 724Seney View Post
    What is imprinted on the barrel? Are the imprints clear enough to read?
    Hi, if you screenshot the pic / 'copy to photos' , then edit / tip it upside down and zoom in, you can make out nearly all the words 😊
    Also, I have heaps of saved catalogs from very early in the waterman story, most with page after page of pen pics Ö..
    Iíve scoured the whole lot and not seen one like this one 🤔🤔🤷
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    Default Re: A rare Waterman

    Smooth black hard rubber 14. The texture on the section and barrel is cut grooves.

    Iíll go look at the imprint believe it just had the 1884 dates.

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    Default Re: A rare Waterman

    Quote Originally Posted by Robalone View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 724Seney View Post
    What is imprinted on the barrel? Are the imprints clear enough to read?
    Hi, if you screenshot the pic / 'copy to photos' , then edit / tip it upside down and zoom in, you can make out nearly all the words ��
    Also, I have heaps of saved catalogs from very early in the waterman story, most with page after page of pen pics Ö..
    Iíve scoured the whole lot and not seen one like this one ������
    Yep, you're right. That worked well. Thanks!
    And, yes, it is 1884.
    The nib looks like it has been "stacked" up on top of another...........
    ???????

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    Default Re: A rare Waterman

    Quote Originally Posted by 724Seney View Post
    The nib looks like it has been "stacked" up on top of another...........???????
    I think it might be a variation on the (below) period style of dip nibs, with the area crimped/stamped with an indentation (for strength? dunno):

    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
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    Default Re: A rare Waterman

    That would be the nib but 14K and Waterman.

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    Default Re: A rare Waterman

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Smooth black hard rubber 14. The texture on the section and barrel is cut grooves.

    Iíll go look at the imprint believe it just had the 1884 dates.
    Thank you. so the longitudinal stripes in the photo must be reflections. Nice pen anyway.

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