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Vintage Pens: 2369 Sheaffer TM
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 2369: Sheaffer: TM
The post-war years were some of the most creative for Sheaffer. Using pneumatics (known as the TouchDown filler) to fill their pens, Sheaffer TM (Thin Model) fountain pens became a huge hit. Only made for 4 years, they quickly evolved into the Sheaffer Snorkel, which was a mess-free filler. This is an earlier Sheaffer TM, before snorkels were added. We restored it with a new O-ring and ink sac. To fill it, all you do is unscrew the tail cap, pull it up, stick the nib in ink and push down on the tail. One pump fills the pen. This one even has an ink viewing window to let you know if the pen is empty. The cap and barrel feature only light wear and scratching. There are no cracks, dents or deep scratches. The intentionally upturned two-tone 14k gold nib writes a very nice medium line. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2368 Sheaffer Special
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 2368: Sheaffer: Special
Our favorite Rube Goldberg filling system is back with this Sheaffer Special snorkel filler! In an effort to keep up with the ever-improving mess-free ballpoint technology of the 1950s, Sheaffer created these ingenious vintage pens. Push and twist the blind tail cap counter clockwise to reveal a little snorkel tube from under the nib. Pull back on the tail cap, stick the snorkel in ink, push down on the tail cap, wait a second and then turn the tail cap clockwise until the snorkel is fully retracted! The nib never gets inky, and there is no mess to clean. We fully restored this one with a new ink sac, point seal and O-ring. The open "Palladium Silver" M6 nib writes a really nice firm medium line. The cursive script on the nib was a slightly rarer variety of the nib. Click the headline for close-ups. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2367 Sheaffer Frankenpen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2367: Sheaffer: Frankenpen
Sheaffer once made a Lifetime fountain pen with a torpedo cap and flattail body. However, we think this is either the work of a clever con man or just somebody trying to make a complete pen from two halves. The barrel and nib are of a 1920s Sheaffer Lifetime Junior-Size. The cap is of a 1930s junior Balance. Together, they make a great pen. We found it this way and restored it with a new ink sac. The cap and barrel each have a fair degree of wear. There is no brassing; nor are there any cracks. The 14k gold nib with original 1920s inkfeed write a very nice, firm medium line. 11.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2366 Sheaffer Targa
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present
Price: $125.00
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 2366: Sheaffer: Targa
It's been 40 years. Maybe it is time to finally face the fact that Sheaffer Targas are now vintage pens. Cars get vintage car license plates after they are 20 years old. It hurts to face it, though. All whining aside, this is a stunning red Sheaffer Targa. A cross between brick red and fire-engine red, it looks great with gold-plated trim. The only flaw is some corrosion on the very end of the golden tail end piece. We've cleaned it up as best we can, but the rest of the pen is excellent. The pen even comes with a still-working squeeze-bar converter. When it finally blows out, this pen will still take Sheaffer cartridges AND modern Sheaffer converters! The 14k gold inlaid new writes a lovely, wet fine line. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 0511 Waterman C/F
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $19.99
Vintage Pens: 0511: Waterman: C/F
Waterman heralded the disposable cartridge era of fountain pens with its Waterman C/F (Cartridge/Fill) in the 1950s. Although cartridges were first introduced into pens back in the 1910s with glass and clay cartridges, neither was practical. The Waterman C/F used plastic. We include an original 1950s plastic cartridge in this pen! You can refill it using a syringe. We strongly doubt modern cartridges or converters will fit in this pen. The 14k gold nib writes a nice fine line with some feedback. The pen is pretty beat-up looking. Most of the original gold plating is worn off. Heavy scratching and wear covers all of the plastic surfaces. Basically, this is a good user-grade model with which to experiment and expand your vintage pen collection. Click the headline for close-ups. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2364 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 2364: Parker: 51
Parker 51 pens were named 51s because they were 10 years ahead of their time when released in 1941! This is an actual 1950s Parker 51 that features an original and still working aerometric filler. The burgundy barrel and hood are handsome, but the hood is marred by several deep scratches which are easily spotted in the photo. The steel "lustraloy" cap has lots of light scratches but no dents or other serious flaws. The 14k gold nib writes a smooth medium line. 13.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2363 Wahl-Eversharp Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $29.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 2363: Wahl-Eversharp: Fountain Pen
With the end of World War II, so came the decline and fall of the Wahl-Eversharp pen company. Unable to match the design genius of earlier eras, the company focused on more simple designs such as this vintage pen. It is still a very good fountain pen, which we have restored with a fresh ink sac. It is just a less exciting design. It was a daily user, and its moderate wear is evident. However, there are no cracks. The 14k gold nib writes a fine-medium line with up to 1mm FLEX! Definitely not a wet noodle, but it has flex that can be trained and adapted to you hand for a very reasonable price. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2360 Wahl-Eversharp Skyline
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $39.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 2360: Wahl-Eversharp: Skyline
Eversharp Skylines feature great bullet-shaped art deco design from the 1940s. Our's is a junior sized Frankenpen in need of a loving home. We restored it with a fresh ink sac. The original 14k gold nib writes a buttery smooth wet, fine line. It is ideal for daily use. The deep burgundy barrel shows moderate wear with a few heavy spots. The blue-pinstriped green cap, has some deep "pits" and moderate wear but no cracks. The cap dome is dark blue. The trim shows moderate brassing. A great writer that you can afford to knock around. 12.4cm capped.
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