Saturday, August 3, 2013

Made for Each Other

Waterman was my name for a long time, and still is part of my name, so I like to see it imprinted on a pencil---can you blame me?  The nice ones don't seem to come along too often, so I was very happy to add a new Waterman to my collection this week.  According to Jon Veeley's The Catalogue of American Mechanical Pencils (Where would I be without it? Adding to my collection unintelligently, that's where.), my new pencil was made to match the Waterman Number 94 fountain pen, below.

This particular Waterman 95, as it was called, has a deep red-brown agate-like celluloid case with gold-tone tip, center band, and clip. The point is a dark-chocolate brown. The center band and clip have a simple, decorative design. An eraser is under the cap. The cap has a bullseye carved into the top out of the celluloid itself, and the only imprint is on the back at the top: Waterman's, Reg. US Pat Off, Made in USA.  It uses 1.1 mm lead.  It's elegantly understated.  I have to say I love it.

The really great thing is how beautifully it goes with my Waterman's Lady Patricia. The Waterman 95 matches the Lady Patricia more closely than the Patrician does, like they were made for each other.

If you'd like to get The Catalogue of American Mechanical Pencils for yourself, go here:
Order Page for Catalogue

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