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#21 elmer1950

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:52

I am a sheaffer snorkel collector from Spain. I hope this forum will be a good place for me. Greetings,
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 19:48

I love Sheaffer Targa. I started buying them about 3 years ago and I am completely smitten by them, despite the adverse comments on some forums about their imbalance and aesthetic dissonance. I simpy love the feel of the Targa in my hand and they write like they were made by angels.

I am glad that so many other people share my enthusiasm and I look forward to hearing from some of you over the coming years.

Just bought a barleycorn on Ebay and so looking forward to handling it. No, I won't be inking it although I really want to.

Nice to meet you guys and a belated hello from Tenerife.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 19:59

I love Sheaffer Targa. I started buying them about 3 years ago and I am completely smitten by them, despite the adverse comments on some forums about their imbalance and aesthetic dissonance. I simpy love the feel of the Targa in my hand and they write like they were made by angels.

I am glad that so many other people share my enthusiasm and I look forward to hearing from some of you over the coming years.

Just bought a barleycorn on Ebay and so looking forward to handling it. No, I won't be inking it although I really want to.

Nice to meet you guys and a belated hello from Tenerife.


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#24 coyotewhisper

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 18:11

I am a vintage and a modern pen collector. I like Sheaffer fountain pens. They are work horses and seem to just go on writing. As collector I also like to know the history behind the pen. The Sheaffer history is very interesting. I use fountains pens every day and keep a rotation of those I use
regularly there is always a Sheaffer in rotation. Hoping to learn more about Sheaffers and the various vintage pens that Sheaffer has produced over the years.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:29

Looking forward to making use of this forum. As a current owner of a free Touchdown with no internal organs, and a recently purchased but not yet shipped Imperial, I am sure there will be a wealth of information to be delved into with studious glee.
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#26 coyotewhisper

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 22:15

Greetings,

Sheaffer Fountain Pens are so unique and different that other vintage pens. They are workhorses and just seem to go on with a little TLC. Unique coloring, unique feed systems.
My question is some memebers have Sheaffer logos in thier signature, where I get some for mine?
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 15:14

Hello from Muscatine Iowa. This forum is like a blast from the past for me. I was born and raised in Fort Madison. Both my parents retired from Sheaffer Pen years ago after many years of service. My mom worked in production off and on during her adult life. My dad started work there just after WW2 and retired in the late 70's as the assistant credit manager. When I think back about all the pens, pencils and desk sets I used to have around the house, it makes me wish now I had saved all of them! I remember after I got married, I could always count on a nice pen or desk set from my mom for my birthday or Christmas. My favorite was a desk set that used polished petrified wood for the base.

I saw that one of the topics on this forum was asking what W. A. Sheaffer's middle name was. I wish I knew! Don't remember my dad ever saying. It was always, W. A. this or W. A. that...sadly, both my parents have passed away. I can tell you the Sheaffer family had a huge place located up on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi river. The Sheaffer Pen Company also built a nice club house North of the main plant for it's employees. Had a bowling alley, game room, gymnasium, meeting and banquet room and kitchen. I still remember the great Christmas parties they had in that club house each year for all the employees and families. Some time in the 60's the club house was donated to a group that wanted to start a YMCA in Fort Madison. I am guessing that may have been about the time Textron bought the company from the Sheaffer family. I also remember taking a tour of the plant when I was a kid and being allowed to hold a bar of gold. Wow, that was heavy! Then there was the time they found burnt remnants of one of the block houses of the original Fort Madison in the parking lot that was being dug up for installation of a tank. The digging stopped and a team of archaeologists from the state were brought in to uncover it and take away everything of value. It was a sad day when I read about the plant in Fort Madison closing.

Well, I am glad I ran across this site. Sheaffer Pen has always been a big part of my life, from being a kid whose parents made their livelihood there, to now, as an adult, remembering all those good times.

Have a good day all and thank you for this web site.

Steve, from Muscatine

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 16:00

Hello from Muscatine Iowa. This forum is like a blast from the past for me. I was born and raised in Fort Madison. Both my parents retired from Sheaffer Pen years ago after many years of service. My mom worked in production off and on during her adult life. My dad started work there just after WW2 and retired in the late 70's as the assistant credit manager. When I think back about all the pens, pencils and desk sets I used to have around the house, it makes me wish now I had saved all of them! I remember after I got married, I could always count on a nice pen or desk set from my mom for my birthday or Christmas. My favorite was a desk set that used polished petrified wood for the base.

I saw that one of the topics on this forum was asking what W. A. Sheaffer's middle name was. I wish I knew! Don't remember my dad ever saying. It was always, W. A. this or W. A. that...sadly, both my parents have passed away. I can tell you the Sheaffer family had a huge place located up on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi river. The Sheaffer Pen Company also built a nice club house North of the main plant for it's employees. Had a bowling alley, game room, gymnasium, meeting and banquet room and kitchen. I still remember the great Christmas parties they had in that club house each year for all the employees and families. Some time in the 60's the club house was donated to a group that wanted to start a YMCA in Fort Madison. I am guessing that may have been about the time Textron bought the company from the Sheaffer family. I also remember taking a tour of the plant when I was a kid and being allowed to hold a bar of gold. Wow, that was heavy! Then there was the time they found burnt remnants of one of the block houses of the original Fort Madison in the parking lot that was being dug up for installation of a tank. The digging stopped and a team of archaeologists from the state were brought in to uncover it and take away everything of value. It was a sad day when I read about the plant in Fort Madison closing.

Well, I am glad I ran across this site. Sheaffer Pen has always been a big part of my life, from being a kid whose parents made their livelihood there, to now, as an adult, remembering all those good times.

Have a good day all and thank you for this web site.

Steve, from Muscatine



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Posted 11 February 2011 - 03:02

Hi Jim,

I was wondering if, as the moderator, you could tell me how to get rid of a topic thread I accidentally started in this forum. Y'see, I'm a long time Sheaffer fan, but my post was about a Parker. I wasn't paying attention, though, and I accidentally posted before checking where I was. You wouldn't know it, but that's quite typical for me... :blush:

Anyway, I renamed the post "Don't read. Wrong forum" since I couldn't find any way to simply delete it. Someone replied suggesting I contact you.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:58

Hi , thanks for invitation
Even if it is not my first choice ,we all respect for Sheaffer
All the best

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 13:34

I am a Sheaffer fan. They produce excellent quality pens at sensible prices. Their styling tends to be on the conservative side which suits me but may not suit some! I love the appearance of their inlaid nibs which look superb.

On two occasions, I have had extremely good service from Sheaffer in the UK. They repaired an old 444 model free of charge when the plastic nib section cracked, and recently I dug out a gold fluted slimline Targa (1001 model?) which was originally designed for Tektor refills which are no longer available. They converted it to take their roller ball refills also free of charge, including two refills.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 14:13

HI, guys...I'm not much of a high roller, so I only have a modern pen each from the remaining three of the 'Big Four' US pen manufacturers. I must say that if my Prelude is any indication to the company's quality, then Sheaffer must be the best of the three. It was my first pen (even though the pen that got me into the hobby was my Sonnet) and I have appreciated it every single moment. The rigid but smooth nib, the deep colour of the black lacque, the balanced feel and slight flash of the Palladium cap. It may be what many call 'low end', but it ain't no pushover!
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 21:00

My MIL used to work at Shaeffer. She gave DH a pen which I have now claimed! I don't know what kind it is. I only know that it was likely a "second" because she could get it inexpensively. I'm completely new to fountain pen use. I do know that they require less pressure and since I've recently acquired arthritis in my first finger, less pressure is good! Ah, growing -up!
She couldn't tell me anything about the pen can you?It doesn't look like the other "balance" kinds that I looked up, so it was probably just put in an available box. I have so many questions about how to use it! It bleeds a lot on the paper (I filled it with fountain pen India ink from a craft store). Do all inks bleed like that or so I have a "fat" nib or am I supposed to use a certain kind of paper?
Adelaide and pen 012.JPG Thank you in advance!

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 21:11

My MIL used to work at Shaeffer. She gave DH a pen which I have now claimed! I don't know what kind it is. I only know that it was likely a "second" because she could get it inexpensively. I'm completely new to fountain pen use. I do know that they require less pressure and since I've recently acquired arthritis in my first finger, less pressure is good! Ah, growing -up!
She couldn't tell me anything about the pen can you?It doesn't look like the other "balance" kinds that I looked up, so it was probably just put in an available box. I have so many questions about how to use it! It bleeds a lot on the paper (I filled it with fountain pen India ink from a craft store). Do all inks bleed like that or so I have a "fat" nib or am I supposed to use a certain kind of paper?
Adelaide and pen 012.JPG Thank you in advance!


First, try to get the India ink out of it as that is likely near sure death for any fountain pen. It generally contains a bit of shellac that once dried does not disolve.

Second, the model looks to be one of the Fashion line.

Finally, Welcome Home. :W2FPN:

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 13:21

First, try to get the India ink out of it as that is likely near sure death for any fountain pen. It generally contains a bit of shellac that once dried does not disolve.

Second, the model looks to be one of the Fashion line.

Finally, Welcome Home. :W2FPN:
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OOPS :o
How do I get it out? It's the kind that you click and it sucks up the ink, If I suck up alcohol i'm guessing it will clean it? What do you use if not fountain pen ink? Is there another kind of more pure ink?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:39

看看,O(∩_∩)O哈哈~

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:54

The first fountain pen of my life "Sheaffer 300 Glossy Black" with a medium nib, it is a great pen and a great writer.
Though it chooses not to write on specific papers, but is wonderful.

Its bold, heavy and solid...
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Well I'm going to get a Sheaffer Fountain Pen IN 1 WEEK! B) ;)
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:39

Dear Scribble,

Welcome! Sheaffers are my personal favorite.


Sheaffer is my favorite too! :)

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:20

Hi! I really love SHEAFFER FOUNTAIN PENS.






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