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Waterman introduced the line of Patrician pens in 1929, a very difficult time. The model was quite rich and refined, and drew inspiration from classical designs. 

The name Patrician itself made reference to the wealthy  class in ancient Rome and many ads promoting the pens showed images of greek architecture and posh Roman women.

The model had a pierced cap band, a nice metal shield on the bottom, and a very generous size.

The range of colors included jet black, onyx, moss agathe, nacre, jade green and turquoise, all extremely beautiful. The model was also manufactured in black ebonite and examples in ripple ebonite are known, too.The richness of the model seemed to express a reaction to the hard times of the economy during the Depression years.

Waterman manufactured a lady size model as well. It was called Lady Patricia and it had a much simpler look than its big counterpart. Lady Patricia pens exist in the same celluloids as Patricians along with later versions which  were manufacture in various celluloid colours.

This lady Patrician in onyx celluloid is in very good condition and it fitted with a very nice, smooth and flexible Waterman nr. 2 nib.