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#1 PenHero

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:42

Hi, Folks! 

 
This is a Sheaffer Stylist 404C Brushed Chrome Foursome set c1966-1967.  The Stylist was the first new pen line introduced after Textron bought Sheaffer in 1966.   Two design elements of the Stylist were never repeated on a Sheaffer pen, the first being the replacement of the Sheaffer White Dot with a White 'S,' the second being the unusual hooded two way nib unit with the arrowhead mark.  The Stylist in this form was marketed in 1966 and 1967.  Sheaffer eventually replaced the nib unit with a short sheath nib and the White Dot reappeared on the clip.  The model was soon dropped altogether in favor of a return to pens in the Imperial design.    This set in brushed chrome plate with gold plated trim includes the fountain pen, which came with a pushbutton converter for $5.00, a Glidewriter fiber tip pen that could use Skrip ink cartridges for $3.95, a Safeguard Clip ballpoint for $5.00 and a twist action pencil for $5.00.  The fountain pen is about 5 1/2 inches long. 
 
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I'll post some more Stylist pens over the next several days and look to see what versions others have!
 
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Posted 23 September 2017 - 00:35

Beautiful pens and photography, PenHero.

I've seen these pens much maligned, in the past. But, I think the double nib was a brilliant idea and I'm a long-time stylist fan.

With a bit of tuning, a nib can write F on one side and B on the other. Very useful.

Had one as a schoolboy and marvelled at it. Space-age thinking!

 

Here's one Ive got now. Apologies for poor photographs:

 

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Had it a couple of years. It's not as beat-up as it looks in the pictures - that's mainly ink and 'crud' from living in the back of the drawer. But it's a good writer and I still use it on occasions. Always enjoy flipping the nib over to highlight a word/name etc,.

Also, still got my original 1968 pen, somewhere.

 

I like the sprung pocket clip!

 

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:12

Beautiful pens and photography, PenHero.

I've seen these pens much maligned, in the past. But, I think the double nib was a brilliant idea and I'm a long-time stylist fan.

With a bit of tuning, a nib can write F on one side and B on the other. Very useful.

Had one as a schoolboy and marvelled at it. Space-age thinking!

 

Here's one Ive got now. Apologies for poor photographs:

 

Had it a couple of years. It's not as beat-up as it looks in the pictures - that's mainly ink and 'crud' from living in the back of the drawer. But it's a good writer and I still use it on occasions. Always enjoy flipping the nib over to highlight a word/name etc,.

Also, still got my original 1968 pen, somewhere.

 

I like the sprung pocket clip!

 

Thanks

 

Thanks!  That's one I have not seen.  There's not a lot of info on the Stylist models.  



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 16:04

I have one whose nib literally drips ink. Wasn't able to disassmle the section / nib+feed.
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:34

I have one whose nib literally drips ink. Wasn't able to disassmle the section / nib+feed.

 

The nib unit is screw-in. The two feeds are threaded, semi-circular units and clamp the gold nib in their centre, when assembled.

I'm sure you've already done this, but I'd try repeated soaks to try and remove old ink.

Failing that, I'd try gentle heat.

 

However, be careful. The end of the section can be very brittle. I've had a couple shatter when trying to disassemble.

Fortunately, there's a seller on ebay providing NOS sections at a fairly reasonable price.

 

Good luck.



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 21:05

Hi, Folks! 

 
This is a Sheaffer Stylist 404 Chrome Turquoise fountain pen c1966-1967.  This version of the Stylist has a bright polished chrome cap and trim with an injection molded turquoise plastic barrel and section.  Sheaffer 'S' on the clip is not white filled as on the more expensive Stylist pens.  The hooded two way nib unit has a painted on triangle mark instead of the arrowhead on the higher models.  The clip is spring loaded.  These 5 1/2 inch pens were sold without converters for $2.98 and in sets with the matching $1.98 pencil. 
 
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:52

 

Hi, Folks! 

 
This is a Sheaffer Stylist 404 Chrome Turquoise fountain pen c1966-1967.  This version of the Stylist has a bright polished chrome cap and trim with an injection molded turquoise plastic barrel and section.  Sheaffer 'S' on the clip is not white filled as on the more expensive Stylist pens.  The hooded two way nib unit has a painted on triangle mark instead of the arrowhead on the higher models.  The clip is spring loaded.  These 5 1/2 inch pens were sold without converters for $2.98 and in sets with the matching $1.98 pencil. 
 
SheafferStylistCartridge_1280_01.jpg
 
Thanks!

 

 

 

Thank you for these very interesting posts and great pictures! I especially like the turquoise color.

 

Just want to chime in since I recently picked up a couple of Stylist sets in black from ebay. At first I thought they were the same (there was no nib picture for the triumph set from the seller). I took a chance and bought these at very bargain price. I was surprised to find they both unused. The set with triumph palladium nib has a stainless steel cap with gold clip amd the push button converter (which still works!). The other set has the 2 way nib with a chrome cap and is marked on the barrel "Sheaffer 202 Medium". They both are very smooth writers. I espcially like the palladium nib. There was some leaking of ink where the two way nib threads onto the section -- a little silicone grease on the threads seems to fix that problem.

 

I'm wondering if the pen with triumph nib is also considered a Stylist model?   

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:11

 

 

Thank you for these very interesting posts and great pictures! I especially like the turquoise color.

 

Just want to chime in since I recently picked up a couple of Stylist sets in black from ebay. At first I thought they were the same (there was no nib picture for the triumph set from the seller). I took a chance and bought these at very bargain price. I was surprised to find they both unused. The set with triumph palladium nib has a stainless steel cap with gold clip amd the push button converter (which still works!). The other set has the 2 way nib with a chrome cap and is marked on the barrel "Sheaffer 202 Medium". They both are very smooth writers. I espcially like the palladium nib. There was some leaking of ink where the two way nib threads onto the section -- a little silicone grease on the threads seems to fix that problem.

 

 

I'm wondering if the pen with triumph nib is also considered a Stylist model?   

 

Thanks!

 

 

I believe that they are sequential versions of the same pen, the flat two-way nib was first and the short sheath nib was second.  It's certain that the flat nib pen was first because of advertising and catalogs.  It's not certain that the other pen had the same name or model numbers as best as I can tell Sheaffer was not advertising it if at all and switching back to Imperial style pens by 1968.  Best way to find out would be to get examples that are still silk screened with model numbers and prices and compare.  Does your conical nib pen have a silk screen on it?

 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:20

Hi, Folks! 
 
This is a Sheaffer Stylist 404 Chrome Blue fountain pen c1966-1967.  This 404 has a bright polished chrome cap and trim with an injection molded blue plastic barrel and section. Note the silk screening on the barrel where Sheaffer would mark the price and nib size.  The Sheaffer 'S' on the clip is not white filled and the hooded two way nib unit has a painted triangle mark, which indicates the "top" side. The clip is spring loaded. These 5 1/2 inch pens were sold without converters for $2.98 and in sets with the matching $1.98 pencil. 
 
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 18:10

Jim!

Many thanks to you for your stories about different Sheaffer's!

 

You wrote:

"This is a Sheaffer Stylist 404 Chrome Blue"

"This is a Sheaffer Stylist 404 Chrome Turquoise"

"This is a Sheaffer Stylist 404C Brushed Chrome"

 

What other digital codes did the Sheaffer Stylist have?



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 23:45

 

I believe that they are sequential versions of the same pen, the flat two-way nib was first and the short sheath nib was second.  It's certain that the flat nib pen was first because of advertising and catalogs.  It's not certain that the other pen had the same name or model numbers as best as I can tell Sheaffer was not advertising it if at all and switching back to Imperial style pens by 1968.  Best way to find out would be to get examples that are still silk screened with model numbers and prices and compare.  Does your conical nib pen have a silk screen on it?

 

Thanks!

 

Jim,

 

Thanks so much for the information. Unfortunately, my conical nib pen didn't have the silk screened  model number/price. In any case it is a very nice writer, which is not surprising in most Sheaffer's pens.

 

I really enjoy your Stylist photos. I wonder how many colors that made these pens in...

 

Thanks!



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 21:53

I have one whose nib literally drips ink. Wasn't able to disassmle the section / nib+feed.

 

I was having some similar trouble with my 404C; I gabble a little bit about the super-secret of the dismountable feed in this blog entry.  Since I got it out and got a little silicon grease on the (probably) nylon washer, it hasn't given me any trouble.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 22:11

Hi, Folks! 

 
This is a Sheaffer Stylist 909 Brushed Gold finish fountain pen c1966-1967.  This version of the Stylist was introduced to the Sheaffer sales team in 1966, according to the August 1966 Sheaffer's Review.  It has the white fill Sheaffer 'S' logo on the clip.  The hooded two way nib unit has a the arrowhead marking. The gold plated clip is spring loaded. These 5 1/2 inch pens were sold in a set with the matching ballpoint and pencil for $32.50. 
 
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 22:12

 

Jim,

 

Thanks so much for the information. Unfortunately, my conical nib pen didn't have the silk screened  model number/price. In any case it is a very nice writer, which is not surprising in most Sheaffer's pens.

 

I really enjoy your Stylist photos. I wonder how many colors that made these pens in...

 

Thanks!

Thanks!  Not sure how many color and model variations there are.  It looks like there are 101, 202, 404, 505, 707 and 909 as the list of models.  Don't know all the colors yet.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 18:51

Hi, Folks!

 
This is a Sheaffer Stylist 404 Chrome Red fountain pen c. 1966-1967.  This version of the Stylist has a bright polished chrome cap and trim with an injection molded turquoise plastic barrel and section.  Sheaffer ’S’ on the clip is not white filled as on the more expensive Stylist pens.  The hooded two way nib unit has a painted on triangle mark instead of the arrowhead on the higher models.  The clip is spring loaded.  These 5 ½ inch pens were sold without converters for $2.98 and in sets with the matching $1.98 pencil, as shown here.
 
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 17:52

Here is a group of gold finished Stylists in all four writin modes, they have alternating groups of six grooved lines and an engraving pad. I didn't find this finish in the 1967 Sheaffer catalog. Perhaps someone would know what the model No. is.

 

I would also like to know, if it is possible to fill the glidewriter using the converter, or if I have to use a cartridge. I don't know if the tip is too dense to allow enough flow through it to fill.  The reason for my question is that I would like to use it as a highlighter, and I couldn't find a Sheaffer cartridge for that purpose.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 21:51

Here is a group of gold finished Stylists in all four writin modes, they have alternating groups of six grooved lines and an engraving pad. I didn't find this finish in the 1967 Sheaffer catalog. Perhaps someone would know what the model No. is.

 

I would also like to know, if it is possible to fill the glidewriter using the converter, or if I have to use a cartridge. I don't know if the tip is too dense to allow enough flow through it to fill.  The reason for my question is that I would like to use it as a highlighter, and I couldn't find a Sheaffer cartridge for that purpose.

Thanks,

Victor.

 

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Looks like you have a 707 foursome set.  The pen was $10 and the pencil and ballpoint were $7.50 each.



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Looks like you have a 707 foursome set.  The pen was $10 and the pencil and ballpoint were $7.50 each.

Thank you Jim.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 20:27

We've just picked up some of the second version Stylist pens with the conical Triumph nib (Jim calls it a sheath nib). They look like the boxed pen in Nyoko's post. Mine have cap stickers that say Sheaffer 440.

 

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We think of the 440 more commonly as one of the "quasi-Imperials" like the 330 with inlaid nibs, brushed steel caps with plastic barrels. In this case 440 referred to the brushed steel cap and plastic barrel, though I suppose it should really be a 440X since it has a gold clip.  There are other Stylist models with numerical model numbers, and the number just identifies the trim.

 

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 21:05

Teri, I can spot some differences from the early Stylists. Early Stylists had brushed chrome instead of brushed stainless steel. This model went back to the white dot instead of the earlier white S.

 

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