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#81 Minty

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 21:42

I got my 1st Sheaffer in Richmond, Va. in 1973.  It cost $5.00 American.  I still use it regularly.  Never had a minute's trouble with it. 

 

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#82 Penlust

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 01:06

My first Sheaffer was a freebie when someone cleared their desk. It's a burgundy Lifetime and the only pen I have engraved with someone's name. It still writes like a dream. I've aquired a working Valiant, a Prelude, and a silver Imperial years later. Then a few years ago I was lucky enough to get a Sheaffer Legacy Heritage in black lacquer with a polished palladium cap with gold plate trim. It is still my favorite pen. I've aquired some great pens lately but my Legacy is still my workhorse EDC. It will always write no matter what. I have a soft spot in my heart for my Sheaffers.

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 20:36

Hi, this looks like an Admiral with e TouchDown nib?  Is that correct? The nib has '79' and 'Lifetime' written on it. The body has the usual Scheaffer information and the cost which was 875. It arrived in a PFM box but I do not know if that was the original box.

 

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I have been trying to remove the nib section so I may repair it but that has not been successful yet. It should unscrew but that is not happening even after soaking and heating. Any thoughts?

 

I love the Sheaffer pens and have worked on some and have more to waiting for attention.

 

Jon

 

 

 

 



#84 berlinairlift

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 20:42

My first Sheaffer was also the first fountain pen I bought some few months ago. It is a Sheaffer Jr. and a very good writer. There was not a lot of nib left so I had some work done and it's more of a stub; works great. Since then I have restored three and brought them back to working condition.



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 15:59

I started using fountain pens 29 years ago but was only today that I finally bought my first Sheaffer - a 300 in iridescent red, medium nib from Websters Pen Shop (UK).

 

It's smoother than the modern Parkers I've used.  I prefer the width, weight and finish the Cross pens I've had.  I much prefer the width to the Waterman (Hemisphere) I've got.  

 

This leads me to conclude that of the 'big 3', Sheaffer could well be my favourite brand.

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#86 rafizip

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 03:04

Help!  Have been using my Sheaffer Snorkel for a few months with no issues until yesterday; went to refill the pen and now the snorkel will not retract, in fact the end won't turn.  This occurred one other time when the nib was loose and by tightening the nib the snorkel retracted.  This time the nib is snug.

 

Any suggestions before I ship it to the pen "doctor"?



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Posted 09 October 2015 - 21:09

I have been using fountain pens off and on for 34 yrs.  I got my first serious fountain pen in 1983 while I was in graduate school, a Parker 75, Thuya.  For the last year and a half I have been using a Sheaffer No-Nonsense.  I also have a Sheaffer jade Lifetime FlatTop from about 1927.  I haven't inked it yet.  While I enjoyed the Parker, I really like the feel and look of a large Sheaffer flattop.



#88 rishey067

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:00

My Dad is a big fan of Sheaffer pens and I am planning to buy one for him online



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Posted 20 December 2015 - 17:16

This is my favourite Shaeffer. It looks like a Touchdown, but if it's not, I'd be grateful for any help identifying it. My dad used to work for Dan-Air in the 1960s and on one occasion they flew him to the USA for something or other and I believe he picked this pen up in, I think, New York in 1966. He bought another -  gold electroplated I think - but that one ended up with  my brother. It's a lovely pen and I wrote some of my best essays during my undergraduate time using this pen.

 

Edit: Thanks to FPN, I think I can tentatively identify this as an Imperial VI, and my brother's rather gorgeous fluted gold pen as an Imperial 777. 

 

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 14:32

On my second year with my one and only Sheaffer (a Snorkel); it is one of my favorites, so this year during the holiday break I think I will buy number 2.  Any suggestions out there?



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:40

Hi, been lurking here for a while but decided to join. Such a helpful place. My first Sheaffer I "borrowed" off my dad when I was a teenager, and used for everything. It was my lucky exam pen through university. I was devastated when I lost it about 20 years later. Which led me to try and find a replacement on eBay. And that was the when the trouble started. I can't resist the inlaid nib.

 

Now write mostly with a nice wet chrome Triumph.

 

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 17:59

Hi, been lurking here for a while but decided to join. Such a helpful place. My first Sheaffer I "borrowed" off my dad when I was a teenager, and used for everything. It was my lucky exam pen through university. I was devastated when I lost it about 20 years later. Which led me to try and find a replacement on eBay. And that was the when the trouble started. I can't resist the inlaid nib.

 

Now write mostly with a nice wet chrome Triumph.

 

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Welcome to the group; I feel that I am much more educated about fountain pens since I joined the forum.  Enjoy



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Posted 04 March 2016 - 00:03

I started using fountain pens 29 years ago but was only today that I finally bought my first Sheaffer - a 300 in iridescent red, medium nib from Websters Pen Shop (UK).

 

It's smoother than the modern Parkers I've used.  I prefer the width, weight and finish the Cross pens I've had.  I much prefer the width to the Waterman (Hemisphere) I've got.  

 

This leads me to conclude that of the 'big 3', Sheaffer could well be my favourite brand.

That is a great looking pen.  I think I need to consider adding a new Sheaffer to the collection.  Thanks for sharing



#94 dflr

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 16:15

Hi all....I need a PFM sac protector and feeding tube or a PFM for parts. If you can please tell me were I can find one send me the info to dlr@coqui.net. Best, Daniel



#95 jar

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 16:50

Hi all....I need a PFM sac protector and feeding tube or a PFM for parts. If you can please tell me were I can find one send me the info to dlr@coqui.net. Best, Daniel

First, welcome home.  For PFM repair supplies I usually start at David Nishimura's site.


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 16:28

Hi, this looks like an Admiral with e TouchDown nib?  Is that correct? The nib has '79' and 'Lifetime' written on it. The body has the usual Scheaffer information and the cost which was 875. It arrived in a PFM box but I do not know if that was the original box.
 
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I have been trying to remove the nib section so I may repair it but that has not been successful yet. It should unscrew but that is not happening even after soaking and heating. Any thoughts?
 
I love the Sheaffer pens and have worked on some and have more to waiting for attention.
 
Jon


Looks to be Sheaffer Triumph Sovereign ii fountain pen 875, carmine striated. Look here:




http://www.peytonstr...r-restored.html
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