Where Can I Find Sheaffer History (Post-1960)
Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:52
Then there are the look-alikes: the Legacy / Heritage that looks a lot like the PfM, for instance.
Then there are all the finishes: gold, silver, patterned, etc etc.
Parker is well documented at Tony Fischier's site, and the Doc of Vacs explains the Snorkels in describing his pens. I understand the competition over nibs and filling systems: Snorkel and P61 capillary, both trying to reduce the drips and drops of filling as against the clean new ballpoint.
Yes, the Sheaffer Museum has great stories, and I enjoy them, but I haven't seen something like a company history.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:59
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 19:42
The PCA archives online are good. The best resource for just the different models and dates is the Fischler and Schneider book, Fountain Pens and Pencils: The Golden Age of Writing Instruments, often referred to as the "F&S Bluebook." There is no comprehensive reference available for Sheaffer pens since the 1960s. Such a book would take thousands of pages.
I have a fairly clear idea of what pens they were making and when and why up through about 1960. After that, it is hard to pin down the various models of Imperial: triumph nib, inlaid, gold nib, touchdown filler, and the dreaded cartridge / converter.