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Early Sheaffer Imperials Photo Thread


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#1 PenHero

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 23:33

Hi, Folks!

 

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 BurgundyThe 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.

 

SheafferImperialVI_1280_01.jpg

 

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 13:14

Thanks, Jim. Nice photography too.
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 00:07

Hi, Folks!

 

This is a Sheaffer Imperial II c. 1961-1962. It's a 5 3/8 inches long Touchdown filling fountain pen. 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 chrome plated bar clip is stamped SHEAFFER'S. The cap is brushed stainless steel and the barrel is molded plastic in solid colors including Black, Blue, Green, Grey, and Burgundy.  The short Triumph type nib is probably palladium silver and stamped SHEAFFER'S.  A matching reminder clip ballpoint pen was offered.

 

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 22:36

Hi, Folks!

 

This is a Sheaffer Imperial III green c. 1961-1962. It's a 5 3/8 inches long Touchdown filling fountain pen. 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 gold filled bar clip is stamped SHEAFFER'S and the trim is gold filled. The cap and barrel are molded plastic in solid colors including Black, Blue, Green, Grey, and Burgundy.  The short Triumph type C9W nib is unhallmarked two tone gold and palladium silver and stamped SHEAFFER'S MADE IN U.S.A.  The fountain pen was $8.75 and the matching twist action pencil was $4.00.  matching reminder clip ballpoint pen was offered.  

 

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 01:54

Hi, Folks!

 

This is a Sheaffer Imperial III green c. 1961-1962. It's a 5 3/8 inches long Touchdown filling fountain pen. 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 chrome plated bar clip is stamped SHEAFFER'S. The cap is brushed stainless steel and the barrel is molded plastic in solid colors including Black, Blue, Green, Grey, and Burgundy.  The short Triumph type nib is unhallmarked gold with palladium or platinum plating and stamped SHEAFFER'S.  The fountain pen was $8.75 and the matching twist action pencil was $4.00.  matching reminder clip ballpoint pen was offered.  

 

SheafferImperialIII_1280_01.jpg

 

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Probably just carried over from the previous description?



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:45

Probably just carried over from the previous description?

 

Yep - cut and paste error, now fixed - thanks!



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 13:52

Glad to have caught it Jim. What are your personal preferences in that entire range of "Imperials" for plastic caps (eg. 330) vs. metal caps (eg.440)?



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 15:01

Glad to have caught it Jim. What are your personal preferences in that entire range of "Imperials" for plastic caps (eg. 330) vs. metal caps (eg.440)?

 

My personal favorite is the Imperial VI.  I love the polished stainless steel cap and the Touchdown filler.



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 15:21

My personal favorite is the Imperial VI.  I love the polished stainless steel cap and the Touchdown filler.


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Also in the PFM line the PFM IV looks as elegant as the Imperial VI with almost the same polished stainless steel cap and wide gold cap band.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 17:47

Hi, Folks!

 

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 BurgundyThe 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.

 

SheafferImperialVI_1280_01.jpg

 

Thanks!

 

These pens are high in my short list of really good pens. 


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 18:59

Hi, Folks!

 

This is a modified Sheaffer Imperial VIII 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 V. This one is not 100% authentic.  It's been altered by a pen repairer to fix a crack in the barrel, sawing it off and capping the end with a gold plated ring.  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 gold filled with a repeating set of parallel lines and blanks pattern while the barrel is molded plastic in solid colors including Black, Navy Blue, Evergreen Green, Dark Bluish Grey, and BurgundyThe fine nib is stamped SHEAFFER'S 14K.

 

SheafferImperialVIII_1280_01.jpg

 

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