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Sheaffer Nn Nibs--Iridium Tipped?


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#1 stephenchin

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 14:36

After years of ignoring Sheaffer's school pens and No Nonsense pens (literally tossing them in my junk box), I have lately discovered what many on here knew all along--that they were surprisingly great writers.  All hail Sheaffer for producing such a great writing pen for $2.98.

 

Now I'm wondering if the steel nibs on the 60s cartridge pen and the 70's/80's No Nonsense pens were iridium tipped or not.

 

I see that they have ball tipping that appears to be welded on.   (These are the M, F and B nibs, not the untipped calligraphy/italic nibs).  But I know Ron Z wore a big flat spot on his 70's NN nib and eventually had to replace it.

 

I doubt John Mottishaw sampled the NN nib when he did his spectrometer analysis, but I'm wondering if any of the long-time Sheaffer historians on the Board know whether Sheaffer used the same tipping on these nibs as on their gold and Palladium Silver nibs.  

 

Anyone have any idea?


Edited by stephenchin, 11 June 2014 - 16:12.