Black Fountain Pen

Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored


Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored

Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored    Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored
This is the timeless Waterman's Taperite 877, launched in the early 1940s as a response to the Parker 51. It emulates it in certain ways - but also does things its way. A beautiful pen and a joy to write with at c. This is a fully restored (not by me) Waterman's Taperite 877 in black celluloid plastic, with gold trims. It has the barrel shaping of a Parker 51, only a semi-hooded nib rather than the full hood of the 51 (the name "Taperite" apparently references the taper from section to nib) and it has a cap which is absolutely not a Parker lookie-likey.

Condition of this pen is good, and it has been fitted with a new ink sac and has been cleaned and is fully working. The cap has a clutch grip which feels very like the Parker 51 when removed and replaced. The section has an angled, smooth peak shaping, which is aligned to the middle of the nib. This makes the section very grippable and comfortable.

The 14ct gold nib was smooth with a fairly flexi fine / medium size - could give some good changes in pen stroke thickness. A very enjoyable writing experience.

The pen is a lever-fill and has a beautiful "spade" lever. All well sprung and working fully in testing. The barrel is stamped "WATERMAN'S" "MADE IN ENGLAND" "877".

The cap is an art-deco delight - with a stacked art-deco clip and a gold, rounded cap stud. A very wide gold cap band is engraved with bands of pinstripes. There is a personalised engraving to the cap band in a very imposing font J. All metalwork is in good condition, some age-related wear, but overall bright and clean and undamaged.

With its original, vintage Waterman's box which is in very good and entire condition, and with a copy of contemporaneous, non-original instructions.


Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored    Waterman's 877 Taperite black fountain pen, 14ct gold nib, 1940s, box, restored