I have little to offer with this pen other than a means of proving the existence of “Remex”, as the barrel imprint has it. The imprint also contains the Quebec-based place of origin and the words SELF-FILLING PEN. The bargain aspect of the pen seems to lie in the lever, which lacks Waterman’s “box” but fixed to the pressure bar in a very Watermanly way (something similar can be . The lever is actually mounted on a pin driven through the barrel, another indication that this pen probably comes from the front end of my projected range of dates; in a less expensive pen an older technology might be passed as good enough, but I should think a more modern suspension-ring down the barrel would be less labour-intensive. The barrel material also suggests that it is an older pen, but if one remembers how long Waterman clung to rubber, how much longer might it inflict that material on a bargain branch? It’s a bit of a conundrum.
The point is very much in line with Waterman’s work: responsive and flexible.
Production Run: c. 1920 – 1935
Cost When New: Unknown, but basing a guess on other inexpensive pens of about this age, likely $1.00 – $2.00.
Size: 11.1cm long capped, 14.3cm posted.
Point: 14k gold.
Body: Hard rubber.
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