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Maker: Waterman.

The C/C is a school version of Waterman’s early cartridge pen, and I can’t say that I’m positive about the name.  I have it from secondary sources I trust, but I find this model also appears in some literature as the “Waterman-Bic #298” with a rather uglier clip than my example.  It is functionally similar to the C/F, of course, although both the look and feel of the point suggest the much later Parker 25.

Waterman’s early cartridges were specific to the company, and they have since switched to International pattern.  If you find yourself with one of these pens, treat any cartridges you’ve got with care and respect.  It is possible to find converters that fit (seek “Lady Waterman” converters), but there are no more cartridges to be had.  Unlike the C/F, there is no metal in the interior of this model, and the industrious may wish to experiment with filling the pen eyedropper-style.

Production Run: c. 1953 – c. 1960(?)

Cost When New: $2.95 for the one connected with Bic (for modern value, try this calculator).

Size: 13.7 cm long capped, 14.8 cm posted, 12.4 cm uncapped.

Point: Steel.

Body: Polystyrene.

Filler: Cartridge, capacity approx. 1.2 ml.

Waterman C/C (or #298) – “cheap” and “unattractive” need not be synonyms

Waterman C/C exploded. It’s actually a little more complicated than the C/F.



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