Like many other manufacturers, Waterman introduced a new model, the Taperite, in 1945 as a response to the popularity of the hooded nib of the Parker 51. There were various versions of the Taperite throughout its production which ran into the 1950s. This particular one, with a striped gold-coloured aluminium cap was made in the Waterman factory in St. Laurent, Québec, a suburb of Montréal on the South Shore. (The building is still there today on Rue Waterman. Although it’s been converted into a condominium, the Waterman logo is still above the front door.)
For a good short history of the Taperite series, see Richard Binder’s webpage.
Total weight: 15.1 g
Body weight: 9.7 (including converter)
Total length (not posted): 129.5 mm (but it used to be longer…)
Total length(with cap): 120.8 mm (but it used to be longer…)
Barrel max diameter: 11.6 mm
Cap max diameter: 12.7 mm