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How Did I Do/what Is This?
Posted 06 August 2011 - 20:52
IMG_0782 by littleflowerpetals, on Flickr
The cap is a bit tarnished, but otherwise it seems in decent condition. Friction fit cap, and it's a little wobbly.
IMG_0783 by littleflowerpetals, on Flickr
Sheaffer Cartridge Pen nib by littleflowerpetals, on Flickr
It's not an amazing nib, but not bad, either. Should it turn up like that? I know nuffin about Sheaffers. It doesn't look as though it was intentionally bent, so I assume that's normal.
Cartridge Pen nib side view by littleflowerpetals, on Flickr
The cartridge missing from the box slot on the left was still inside the pen. I rinsed the pen, added a little water to the cartridge, popped it back in, and the little guy fired right up! I have some additional Sheaffer cartridges to use for it for now, and I figure I can always refill with a syringe. I'm assuming the current converters won't work with it--is that accurate?
One of the reasons I suspect this was early was that the instructions include info on essentially using the cartridge as a converter in an emergency--apparently assuming most folks would have easy access to bottled ink, but not necessarily to cartridges!
Sheaffer Info by littleflowerpetals, on Flickr
All in all, not a super fancy pen, and for twenty dollars, I likely overpaid compared to some on-line sources, but hey, instant gratification!
I'd be grateful for anything you can tell me about it!
Posted 06 August 2011 - 21:38
It's one that is seen far less often than the open nib design and almost always was a superb writer.
Don't try squeezing them old cartridges too many times.
Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:38
I still have my first Sheaffer cartridge pen, but it was only from the 80's and I borrowed it from my brother - maybe he wants it back
Posted 07 August 2011 - 02:35
I'm really surprised those pens don't go for a whole lot more than they do. Not that I'm complaining. I only own three Sheaffers with Triumph nibs right now, and I'm just as happy for the price to stay nice and low until I have, oh, say, ten thousand...
ETA: Of course, if you experience "buyer's remorse" and decide you wish you really hadn't bought it, I'd gladly give you the twenty plus the cost of shipping it to me. But I'll bet if you took me up on that, you'd regret it.
Edited by WanderingAuthor, 07 August 2011 - 02:37.
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the Wandering Author
Posted 07 August 2011 - 02:58
I think it will be used!