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Found - Uninked Nos Snorkel Set -- Help!

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#1 devaldez

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 17:04

So, my sister was cleaning out boxes this morning and brought a Sheaffer Snorkel set. I don't know a lot about Sheaffers, but I was able to identify that it was a snorkel. What kind?! I know it's a 14k gold nib in fine width. The bands do not appear to be gold, but gold tone due to what appears to be tarnish. I was able to tell it had never been inked and it retains the band around the section with the words "Fine", clearly indicating the nib width. The size of the two barrels is pretty petite, perhaps about the same as an Estie or a little narrower gauge (I'm not home, so no calipers or such).

 

From what little I could tell, it appears that the bladder (?!) is very viable. I looked at the small, round hole in the metal reservoir housing, which could be totally the wrong way to tell. As I said, I'm not a Sheaffer guy. I've been trying to get my sis into fountain pens and she's excited, so I'm hoping to learn and verify the pen is viable.

 

Any help would be great!

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 17:21

The safest thing to do is to assume the sac, o-ring and point seal gasket need replacing, and get that done. You can find professionals who do this work by searching in the Repair forum. Good luck.



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 17:34

Even if all is still good the gaskets and sac are at least a half century old so get them replaced.  You don't show the nib or snorkel so it might also be a Sheaffer "TM". 


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 21:17

  You don't show the nib or snorkel so it might also be a Sheaffer "TM". 

 

 

Not unless there's been a cap swap. The defining feature of the one non WD TM TD model is the lack of Sheaffer's on the clip. In general the matching pencil with the TM TD is the wider variety as well.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:56

If you want to know what model yours is, have a look here:

 

http://vacumania.com...norkelguide.htm

 

and here:

 

http://www.richardsp...les/snorkel.htm

 

That's how I figured out that my first and second ones are Valiants, and the third one is a Statesman.

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:58

looks and sounds like an Admiral



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 03:13

You have either (based on nib) a(n): Admiral (14K Monotone Nib), Saratoga (2 Tone 14K nib) or a Special (PdAg Nib)


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#8 devaldez

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 03:23

Based on those references, I'm willing to guess an Admiral. The nib does say 14k, but it's monotone.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 03:32

According to your saying, it is an Admiral :) Admiral's nib is monotone, the two-tone nib one should be Saratoga



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 04:06

awesome set, and those are good refrences.

 

Is there a price code, 3 digit number, engraved on the pen?



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 04:25

Admirals are very nice writers.  Congrats :thumbup:



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 04:43

awesome set, and those are good refrences.

 

Is there a price code, 3 digit number, engraved on the pen?

Not that I can find, but it does have the following engraving:
W. A. SHEAFFER PEN CO.

FT. MADISON, IOWA, U.S.A

MADE IN U.S.A

 

The clip has "Sheaffer" and the Nib has "Sheaffer" and "REG. U.S. PATENT OFF." above the 14k marking. and "MADE IN U.S.A" below the 14k marking along with a "5" below the rest (closest to the section).







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