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#1 Moppeh

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 20:47

I just got this new sheaffer, purchased off of ebay for the feathertouch nib. It reads on the barrel:

W.A. Sheaffer Pen Co.
Fort Madison, Iowa, U.S.A.
Patented in U.S.A.
500

The nib is a 5 feathertouch, and the pen is 4.75" long (when capped).

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I'm wondering what model it is and whether the section is screwed in or friction fit in.

Also, this color is so pretty! Is the green-striated just as pretty?

Edited by Moppeh, 30 May 2010 - 21:04.

Currently using: pelikan 320 + sheaffer balance

#2 Chthulhu

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 02:10

It's a Balance, in carmine striated celluloid. I have the OS Lifetime version of this pen, but made in Canada. The section is a friction fit, though it may have been secured with some shellac at some point in the past.

The Marine green is just as pretty, though not so bright (my pens, anyway).

Edited by Chthulhu, 31 May 2010 - 02:32.

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#3 Roger W.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 02:25

I think marine green straited is as attractive. Carmine was introduced in 1939 so we know your pen is '39-40'ish. I think this model is the Milady Feathertouch as it is a little shorter.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 13:44

Thanks! I had heard that some early sheaffers had screw-in sections, so I was very wary about trying to open this pen.

Now I'm going to look for a green one...
Currently using: pelikan 320 + sheaffer balance