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Help Identifying Green-Stripe White-Dot Sheaffer

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#1 Mojibacha

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 20:22

Hello! I bought a Sheaffer just today at an antique market, for $40 CAD. I have no idea what model it is, and how to fill or restore it. 

 

Here a description on what I can find/see so far:

 

There's a white dot on top of the clip, and a gold jeweller's band on the cap

Pen is made out of green-striped plastic (is it celluloid or just rubber?)

A two-tone nib with a heart-ish breather hole that says "Sheaffer's Made in Canada 14K-585"

Writing on the barrel says "W.A. Sheaffer Pen Co. (Of Canada LTD) Malton, Ont. Made in Canada"

The back/end tip can be unscrewed, but it can only be extended a very short distance.

 

I thought at first it was a snorkel, but there's no metal tube elongating out of it so now I have no idea what it is.

 

Here's a few pics:

 

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Edited by Mojibacha, 16 April 2017 - 20:25.


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#2 CraigN

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 22:01

Mojibacha,

 

This pen looks just like my Sheaffer Valiant, except for the Canadian nib.  These can be very nice pens when working properly.

 

Unless you have prior experience, I recommend professional restoration of the filling system.

 

Best of luck and welcome to the forum!

 

Regards,

Craig



#3 PenAngell

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 23:09

Looks like a Sheaffer vacuum-fill, circa 1945? Penhero.com has a helpful info on these pens. Hope that helps

Jon

#4 AD43

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 03:52

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#5 Tweel

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:14

The pen is celluloid (although I personally don't regard ebonite pens as "just" rubber :) ), and has Sheaffer's Vacuum-Fil filling system:

 

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

 

http://www.richardsp...?anatomy=vacfil

 

(You'll no doubt come to regard Jim Mamoulides' and Richard Binder's websites as standard references as your involvement with fountain pens continues.)

 

As CraigN mentioned, this is unfortunately something you'll have to send to a professional for restoration.

 

Brian


Edited by Tweel, 17 April 2017 - 06:20.

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