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#1 Miharu

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 11:59

Hi, I found two (abandoned) fountain pens in my dad's old pen holder. He doesn't remember what they are, they're pretty old. One is a Sheaffer and the other is a Parker. He reckons they are probably beginner/starter fountain pens.

 

I've attached the photos. On the nib.. it says: SHEAFFER USA 585 14k

 

It uses a cartridge, and I'm planning to buy a converter for this since I happen to have a bottle of ink.. so I need the model of this pen. Thank you :)

 

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 12:04

That looks like Sheaffer Targa but not sure if it is the standard or slim model.


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#3 Charles Rice

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 13:50

Standard

 

Pretty old you say!!!  I bought mine new not that long ago - at least to me.

 

And I'd never call a Targa a "beginners" pen.  Not particularly expensive when they were new, but very good writers.  I bought three of them L O N G ago.  Still favorites. 


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#4 Miharu

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 16:24

That looks like Sheaffer Targa but not sure if it is the standard or slim model.

Thank you! I just googled, it looks like a standard, just like what Charles Rice said.

 

Standard

 

Pretty old you say!!!  I bought mine new not that long ago - at least to me.

 

And I'd never call a Targa a "beginners" pen.  Not particularly expensive when they were new, but very good writers.  I bought three of them L O N G ago.  Still favorites. 

Hahaha, well.. that was according to my dad who grew out of his fountain pen phase long ago. I've picked up two of his fp like I mentioned earlier and am beginner myself so I have no idea, truly. How long ago would you say you bought yours? Since it's pretty late right now, tomorrow I will start an identification thread for the Parker one as I have no idea what it is.

 

I am LOVING how the Parker one writes, but think it's a bit too broad for my liking. I can't wait to try out the Sheaffer.  :)



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 16:32

How long ago would you say you bought yours?

 

I bought my first one - a 1003 - in the early 80s.



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 16:39

 

I bought my first one - a 1003 - in the early 80s.

 

 

Alright. Pretty old indeed. I was not even born yet!



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 19:25

 

 

Alright. Pretty old indeed. I was not even born yet!

LOL.  I have fountain pen ink older than that.  Targa's are great, super reliable pens.  It will need Sheaffer cartridges and converters though.


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 21:46

I also bought mine new around 1980, a 1001 and a 1002 (1st edition). In retrospect, I should have bought a 1003, like Mr Pink, but money was tight back then. One is Fine and the other is Medium. Both remain favorites.

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 10:00

It's clearly the 1003 Matt black,GP trim, gold nib, later version - Classic. If you don't know Targa, just read this post.

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 18:16

FYI - the pen that the OP has is in great condition.  Does not look used.  My 1003 that I bought new has a LOT of the brass coming through.



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 15:28

FYI - the pen that the OP has is in great condition.  Does not look used.  My 1003 that I bought new has a LOT of the brass coming through.

 

Yes!  I'm working on a section-crack in a well-loved example that is pretty much without finish on the lower third of the barrel due to posting the cap.


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 05:00

This was my mother-in-law's pen, and has been around for about 38+ yrs.  It is the only Sheaffer I have in my collection, and would like to know what model it is; are converters available; does it require Sheaffer cartridges or regular international cartridges.  I have never inked this pen, and I think I would like to begin using it.  Thank you for your help. :)

 

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 05:28

Sheaffer Imperial IV.

Is it a C/C pen? Is the end of barrel round or square?
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Posted 21 June 2016 - 05:32

If it is a C/C pen it will take Sheaffer cartridges. Being a cartridge-only pen, I am afraid it would not take a converter. Would you show us the pen with the barrel removal and the nipple for cartridge showing?
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Posted 21 June 2016 - 05:40

Either Sheaffer Lifetime cartridge pen or a Sheaffer Imperial IV cartridge pen.
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Posted 21 June 2016 - 06:00

 This is the best snap I could get of the nipple.  These are not the clearest snaps, but I hope it helps.  Thank you.

 

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 08:15

Ok. It looks to be a Triumph 550 cartridge/converter pen if in case it has gold plated furniture and 14k gold nib. It would take both proprietary sheaffer cartridge and converter.

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 13:16

Ok. It looks to be a Triumph 550 cartridge/converter pen if in case it has gold plated furniture and 14k gold nib. It would take both proprietary sheaffer cartridge and converter.

 

The nib is 14K gold with gold-plated furniture.  My hubby only had two fountain pens - Esterbrook J Series & this Sheaffer.  Thank you so much for your help.



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 13:53

The nib is 14K gold with gold-plated furniture.  My hubby only had two fountain pens - Esterbrook J Series & this Sheaffer.  Thank you so much for your help.



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