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My First Vintage Pen


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#1 JustCallMeChris

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 05:47

Hey everyone, glad to finally be approved so I can start posting. I have been using fountain pens for almost a year now and just love them. My go to has been a Lamy Safari but I was in a store a week ago and saw a pen I couldnt leave without. The owner said he had gone through it and put a new ink sac in it and it should be trouble free for years to come. It is a Sheaffer balance with a fine feather touch nib. I loaded it full of Noodlers Sequoia Green that he gave me with the pen but had problems with nib creep and read lots of bad things about noodlers in vintage pens so it has Lamy black in it now. I absolutely love writing with this pen, its smooth as glass and just makes writing an enjoyable experience. From what I can tell this is from the late 30s or early 40s...is that correct?

https://i.imgur.com/UUbeE7Y.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bmDulYW.jpg

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#2 carlos.q

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 12:46

Welcome to FPN! When I have a question about a Sheaffer model I head over to Teri's place:
https://www.peytonst..._models_part_1/

#3 Robert111

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 14:48

Yes, late 30s to early 40s. Balances are excellent writers, and there's no shortage of information on maintenance and repair in this forum if you ever need it.



#4 Nathaniel-Harter

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 22:31

http://www.richardsp...les/balance.htm

 

Looks like it would have been made sometime 1937-1942.


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#5 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 01:14

Hey everyone, glad to finally be approved so I can start posting. I have been using fountain pens for almost a year now and just love them. My go to has been a Lamy Safari but I was in a store a week ago and saw a pen I couldnt leave without. The owner said he had gone through it and put a new ink sac in it and it should be trouble free for years to come. It is a Sheaffer balance with a fine feather touch nib. I loaded it full of Noodlers Sequoia Green that he gave me with the pen but had problems with nib creep and read lots of bad things about noodlers in vintage pens so it has Lamy black in it now. I absolutely love writing with this pen, its smooth as glass and just makes writing an enjoyable experience. From what I can tell this is from the late 30s or early 40s...is that correct?

https://i.imgur.com/UUbeE7Y.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bmDulYW.jpg

 

Hi,

 

welcome here!

That is a beauty, gratulations. :-)

 

Enjoy

Jens


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#6 Addertooth

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 01:38

Looks excellent.  I picked up two of his close cousins yesterday as well.  They are a really pretty pen.  That, and they are easier to repair than the vacuum filling pens.  


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