Waterman Concorde Fountain Pen
|This 1946 Taperite advertisement features the Stateleigh and also the Citation. The autumn searching motif, with shotgun and Irish Setter, ended up being designed to appeal towards the postwar Modern Woman.|
In 1941, the Parker Pen Company introduced its new “51”. An excellent pen, introduced at the perfect moment, the “51” swiftly became the world’s many desired pen. Your competitors couldn’t copy the complex design associated with the ink distribution system, whoever major noticeable function was a hooded nib. But dozens of organizations could, and performed, jump on the bandwagon with pencils that — if you don't really gifted with hooded nibs — at least seemed the part.
Arguably the best, and a lot of effective, regarding the array “51” copies was Waterman’s Taperite. Introduced in 1945, the Taperite features a tiny nib that can be known as hooded only by virtue that a lot more of it's hidden in streamlined part than is exposed. In reality, the semi-exposed nib became a selling feature. It received on Waterman’s now-legendary prowess with nibs; and despite its very small size, the nib in a Taperite could perform in addition to a much bigger available nib — even to the level of providing a surprising level of freedom. Waterman marketing in addition made the idea that Taperite, unlike its competitors, had a proper nib that one could see to make sure you wouldn’t have trouble orienting it from the report.
Unlike numerous lesser organizations, Waterman moved completely using the cap, also, creating a slide cap with a clutch that, while not just like the clutch on a Parker “51”, worked quite similar means. Regrettably for latter-day enthusiasts, the spring metal Waterman utilized seems never to keep its springtime, as well as the clutches of Taperites discovered “in the crazy” usually require retensioning.