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Sheaffer´s Autograph. Dana M. Bushong.

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#1 RamonCampos

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 17:00

Sure there are excelent threads about Sheaffer'S Autograph. This other topic is  a small tribute to one of the men whom made them possible; Dana M. Bushong.

 

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 18:05

Thanks for posting this.  


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Posted 08 April 2016 - 18:45

Love this story! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 12:46

Good reading over coffee this morning! Thanks!



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 19:07

That's some great information. Sorry if this is slightly off topic, but I am curious which models of the Touchdown TM had the option of engraving a signature on the cap band? Does having the engraving (on any model, TD or Snorkel) require a solid gold band? More specifically, can a gold-filled TD Triumph have an engraved signature, or only the Masterpiece?

 

Going off of this page for reference to model names and features: http://www.vintagepe...n_Snorkel.shtml



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 21:31

That's some great information. Sorry if this is slightly off topic, but I am curious which models of the Touchdown TM had the option of engraving a signature on the cap band? Does having the engraving (on any model, TD or Snorkel) require a solid gold band? More specifically, can a gold-filled TD Triumph have an engraved signature, or only the Masterpiece?

 

Going off of this page for reference to model names and features: http://www.vintagepe...n_Snorkel.shtml

 

I don't think you could find a better source on this subject:

 

http://www.penhero.c...tographPens.htm



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 22:27

 

I don't think you could find a better source on this subject:

 

http://www.penhero.c...tographPens.htm

 

Thanks. I answered my own question. The Touchdown Triumph can be engraved, as it has a 14K gold cap band, while the rest of the cap is gold filled. I'm curious how they managed to do that.

 http://www.penhero.c...TMTouchdown.htm


Edited by ELSpartan44, 10 April 2016 - 22:30.


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 22:58

 
Thanks. I answered my own question. The Touchdown Triumph can be engraved, as it has a 14K gold cap band, while the rest of the cap is gold filled. I'm curious how they managed to do that.
 http://www.penhero.c...TMTouchdown.htm


That's an error in Jim's article. The entire cap is gold filled.

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#9 ELSpartan44

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 23:21

That's an error in Jim's article. The entire cap is gold filled.

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Thank you for the correction / clarification. Good to know.



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Posted 11 April 2016 - 11:00

That's some great information. Sorry if this is slightly off topic, but I am curious which models of the Touchdown TM had the option of engraving a signature on the cap band? Does having the engraving (on any model, TD or Snorkel) require a solid gold band? More specifically, can a gold-filled TD Triumph have an engraved signature, or only the Masterpiece?

 

Going off of this page for reference to model names and features: http://www.vintagepe...n_Snorkel.shtml

 

All can be engraved but only the Signature and Autograph where done "in house" by Sheaffer as far as I know.



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Posted 11 April 2016 - 11:36

Thanks for an interesting article and some marvelous photographs.


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Posted 12 April 2016 - 02:09

Is there any company or technique that will currently engrave a signature on a pen? Or is this like a lot of things, a lost art?

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 12:24

Is there any company or technique that will currently engrave a signature on a pen? Or is this like a lot of things, a lost art?

 

On a flat surface it is relatively easy using a pantograph but engraving manually a sign on a convex surface nowadays is only available to very few craftsmen. In any case technology has been imposed and today it is very easy engraving on any surface with laser engraving.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 06:12

This topic was very untidy with the broken links so I upload it again with the photos already hosted in FPN, as a safer site. I take advantage of it and upload some photo more.

 

Sure there are excelent threads about Sheaffer'S Autograph. This other topic is  a small tribute to one of the men whom made them possible; Dana M. Bushong.

 

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In this next postcard from my collection we can see Fort Madison 726, 2nd Street (today Avenue G) Sheaffer´s jewelry store building from 1906 to 1913 with the big promotional pocket watch that was before in  Bloomfield´s store and a horse car just in from of the store. In the back room of this store Walter early 1912 made his first Sheaffer´S fountain pens. This building was rebuilt during the ´70 and actually nowadays contains no visual elements of the original structure of Sheaffer´s store.

 

At the beginning of the street, on the right, you can see the store of Julius Axt owner of Axt Drug Store and first vice-president and regional salesman of Sheaffer Pen Co.
 

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In this other we can almost breathe the atmosphere of the street.

 

 

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This is an artificial photographic recreation.

 

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To ambience us toward the time, we will post this ad that shows us unknown commercial arts of Mr. Sheaffer.

 

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In 1913 Walter Sheaffer sold his jewelry store to Mr. Lerche, his  watchmaker and witness of Sheaffer´s 1908 first patent, and W.L. Saunders, his brother-in-law to, who was previously his partner in Sheaffer Jewelry & Music Co., surrender completely to the manufacture of fountain pens.

 

In 1924 Dana Bushong purchased to Lerche/Saunders outright and opened under their own name, and in another location in the same Avenue, with many of the WA Sheaffer assets including the famous wall cases that we see here:

 

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Some details:

 

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Edited by RamonCampos, 24 January 2019 - 19:58.


#15 RamonCampos

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 14:55



Edited by RamonCampos, 24 January 2019 - 15:30.


#16 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 19:54

very interesting and thanks for sharing


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