Over the Independence Day weekend while searching for a wooden box I stored in one of my file cabinets I found these 3 old Waterman USA fountain pens. I have had a fascination about these and other dip and fountain pens from a very early age, perhaps pre elementary school. Fountain pens are just plain neat!
Later (about the mid 1970s) I got to see some hand-written records in our fire department from the late 1800s to early 1900s -- all written with a fountain pen. What neat penmanship those fellows had!
As best I can tell the two amber ones are Waterman 302 Flex pens. One has a fine nib and the other has a medium nib. I could not find any information on the pens on the Fountain Pen Network so I inked them and measured both the line and the nib width with a calipers. One pen as shown later still has the label on the cap. These two pens were inked and tested. I used the fine nib pen until the ink ran dry. The pen in the middle is a 100 Year pen, maroon barrel (missing the end jewel) and the gold star and stripes snap fit cap. All are lever fill.
Here is a photo of the nibs on the number 302 pens.
My present pen collection is quite small and consists of about 15 pens; mostly Waterman from France, a few Shaeffer and a Parker. I always thought; who needs more than one pen? Then I got bitten by the collecting bug.