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Sheaffer Fountain Pen history


Fifty several years of Sheaffer Fountain Pens 1953 - 2003.

In Sheaffer’s 1953 trade catalogue the Snorkel and TIPdip range made a wonderful assortment of water fountain pens fitted with exclusive and complex filling systems. The Snorkel completing system was introduced in 1952 replacing the touchdown filler regarding TM 'Thin Model' water feature pens and through the first two many years of production these people were known as TM Snorkels.

As though by magic, this tube drinks the ink with siphon activity...takes the "dunk"out of pen filling

The Snorkel clean stuffing system allows the fountain pen become filled without dipping the nib when you look at the ink. Simply by turning out the snorkel pipe, putting it inside ink and with one razor-sharp press upon the extended plunger, the pen fills through snorkel tube.

The Snorkel was manufactured in fourteen different styles, in the event that you include the Demonstrator and had around thirteen colour variants distribute across the range.

SHEAFFER'S SNORKEL SIGNATURE FOUNTAIN PEN IN BURGUNDY.

SHEAFFER'S SNORKEL VALIANT FOUNTAIN PEN IN EBONY.

SHEAFFER'S SNORKEL SENTINEL FOUNTAIN PEN IN AQUA.

SHEAFFER'S SNORKEL STATESMAN FOUNTAIN PEN IN PASTEL GREEN.

SHEAFFER'S SNORKEL SOVEREIGN FOUNTAIN PEN IN BURGUNDY.

There clearly was sixteen different nib points providing for each and every writing design, giving the would be 1950's Snorkel client a selection you can just dream of into the modern-day pen era.

The Snorkel window shows shown here are from 1950's, the only below is at Messrs Lyon of Glasgow that large centrepieces had been ordinarily loaned to stockist free of charge.

The TIPdip system introduced clean filling to Sheaffer's lower-priced pens, only the tip associated with nib assembley requires dipping for efficient and complete stuffing.

The very first Sheaffer Cartridge pen originated by the Fineline unit of this business in 1955, and was simply called the Fineline Cartridge Pen.

Sheaffer’s quick skrip cartridge completing system ended up being a great success by 1959 the favorite priced $2.95 cartridge fountain pen had offered over 8 million units.

1st Skrip ink cartridges produced in the mid 1950's were filled, capped and sealed mostly manually. The image below is from a 1962 Sheaffer Review and shows equipment doing each one of these tasks immediately, in a eight-hour shift two workers could produce 75, 000 cartridges.

Sheaffer continued to incorporate even more cartridge pens to its collection inside late 1950’s, shown below may be the '500' Skripsert water feature pen which sold for $5.00 in 1958.

A line of cartridge pencils named 'The Lady Sheaffer' first appeared in United states store’s in April 1958.The collection included 19 designs plus the habits had been inspired by fine materials, like tweed, corduroy, paisley and tulle. Substantial research had been performed by Sheaffer to get if there clearly was market for a pen created exclusively for ladies. The outcome showed that typically females considered pens made for them formerly were nothing but reproductions of men’s instruments for writing which their fashion interests were centred in fabrics, outfit jewelry and add-ons. The Lady Sheaffer Skripsert water fountain pens had been developed to incorporate each one of these features.

The introduction of the PFM (Pen for males) in 1959 completed Sheaffer’s His and Hers collection, the scans below program several of Sheaffer's gender related marketing from 1960.

The PFM water feature pen integrated Sheaffer’s exclusive snorkel clean completing system and a recently styled inlaid nib unit which was advertised as being developed to just take man sized force. The limit was fitted because of the brand new reduction proof clip with inner springtime activity, that was made to hold any thickness of material. The collection had five amounts in five tints which were numbered I, II, II, IV and V. The we and II water fountain pens were fitted with a palladium gold point, while III, IV and V had 14K silver things.

There is also a PFM Autograph model which was a PFM III with a 14K limit musical organization. This model ended up being stocked in the black only, while Burgundy, Blue, Green and Grey were readily available by special order.

A PFM demonstrator water fountain pen ended up being produced in two different versions, one fitted with all the black colored nib unit such as the instance shown below as well as the various other has actually a clear nib device. Sheaffer British commissioned a Masterpiece 9K Solid Gold PFM in 1962, its thought that 100 pieces had been bought making because of the jewellers S.J. Rose.

The ‘Target’ touchdown water feature pen ended up being introduced in Summer 1960, styled from the PFM but standard in proportions and was positioned in the moderate price industry offering at $8.75.This had been the very first pen inside Imperial family members and was fitted with a cylindrical rare metal palladium silver nib with gold accents.

SHEAFFER'S TARGET FOUNTAIN PEN AND PENCIL SET

The aforementioned image has been utilized because of the sort authorization of Jim Mamoulides of www. Penhero.com - some good info on the Sheaffer Imperials are available on Jim's website.

The $1 cartridge pen had been introduced by Sheaffer in 1960, and ended up being the cheapest price standard product in reputation for the business. The high volume and reduced profit pen ended up being permitted by launching brand-new production, assembling, packaging and delivery functions.

The touchdown pen range has also been expanded in January 1961 using introduction for the Imperial VI and VIII, these pencils had been fashioned on PFM IV and V correspondingly, and unlike the Target model came fitted using PFM design 14K gold-inlaid nib product.



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