The PFM (Pen For Men) ended up being introduced in 1959 while the oversized model of Sheaffer's highly effective Snorkel line. Reception for this new pen was not enthusiastic, however, and PFM manufacturing appears to have concluded in 1968. Lately, however, larger pens attended into vogue, and Sheaffer features circulated a fresh version of the old PFM, dubbed the Legacy.
The first PFM is considerably less heavy than the Legacy, and it has an even more advanced completing system with an extending "Snorkel" filling tube that enables the pen becoming filled without wetting (or being forced to blot dry) the nib. You can find five basic PFM models:
|PFM I||palladium-silver nib, synthetic cap with polished metal limit musical organization and video|
|PFM II||palladium-silver nib, brushed stainless limit, polished stainless video|
|PFM III||14K silver nib, plastic cap with gold-filled cap band and video|
|PFM IV||14K silver nib, stainless cap with gold-filled limit band and clip|
|PFM V||14K gold nib, gold-filled limit in lined structure, gold-filled video.|
The "Autograph" design ended up being just like the PFM III, but had a 14K silver cap musical organization. Should you ever run across a PFM Autograph, a PFM with a good gold limit, or a PFM with a metal barrel, please let us know! We require these types of pencils for our very own collection.
PFMs had been sold in many colors: black, dark-blue, burgundy, green, and grey. Transparent demonstrators were in addition made, although not sold to your average man or woman.
NOTE: the name "PFM" doesn't appear everywhere on a PFM, with resulted in some confusion among the inexperienced. All PFMs are self-fillers with a Snorkel filling tube small Sheaffer Imperial, produced in both Touchdown and cartridge versions, won't have the filler pipe under the nib, and is well worth only a portion of a PFM.
To get more, see Sam Marshall's exemplary article, "Snorkels and PFMs", The PENnant XVI/2 (Summer 2002), pp. 11-15.