As a compliment to the late Imperials photo thread, thought I would start one on early Imperials.
This is a Sheaffer Imperial VI c. 1961-1962. It's a 5 3/8 inches long Touchdown filling fountain pen that has the same look as the large Sheaffer PFM IV. The pen fills by unscrewing the blind cap at the end of the barrel, pulling out the plunger, inserting the nib in ink, and pushing in the plunger once, which pneumatically compresses the ink sac, filling the pen. The White Dot is on the top of the gold filled bar clip. The cap is polished stainless steel and the barrel is molded plastic in solid colors including Black, Navy Blue, Evergreen Green, Dark Bluish Grey, and Burgundy. The cap has a gold plated cap band. The broad nib is stamped SHEAFFER 14K. The fountain pen was $12.50 and the matching twist action pencil was $5.00.