Waterman Taperite

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Waterman Taperite  (On Ebay)

I personally really enjoy Waterman Taperite pens. They are, in my opinion, the underated counter to Parker 51s. Perhaps, partly because they are so difficult to restore without breaking. This fine pen was produced around the late 40s. The pen is in decent condition. It is made of black celluloid with gold filled trim. There are some blemishes on the body. There is a little nick by the lever and a similar one on the other side of the barrel. There is is also a very minimal bulge above the gold band on the back of cap. There is a bit of brassing on the lever. The band has some scratching but little to know brassing and the clip is in good condition. The clutch for the cap still works pretty well. The hooded 14kt. Waterman nib writes as a nice, smooth XF. The nib does have a bit of flex, but it is best suited for normal writing which it does very well.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman Hooded Nib, 14kt. XF

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished. It already wrote fantastic.
  • Hand polished body of pen and gold trim
  • New Sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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