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Sheaffer Lifetime Imperial
Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:49
Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:25
Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:05
Enjoy your writing with Sheaffer Lifetime Imperial...and thanks for the review...
Posted 20 November 2008 - 08:42
Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:42
I've just bought one. Can't wait for it to arrive.
Thanks for your kind comments of my review. <img src="http://www.fountainp...IR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> I'm glad to hear that there are others who appreciate this pen! I'm writing with it right now (almost - my concentration on my essay research and writing is...not so good at the moment) and are thinking of giving one as a Christmas present to a friend.
Posted 22 November 2010 - 23:37
Posted 06 December 2010 - 17:20
The 330 seems to be the "little brother" of the Imperials. Made in the 70s, I gather? Lightweight, with a steel inlaid nib. Comfortable to write with and it fired right up after a quick water flushing. I bought this for $38 shipped because I wanted to try the Sheaffer nib as an XF - I have an Imperial VII with a medium nib and it is so buttery-smooth, I thought it would be interesting to see what an XF was like. I love my 51s but the few I have that are XFs really require a smooth ink as some inks just make them too dry and scratchy.
The 330 and the Imperials are "poor man's" PFMs - you get the same nice hand feel and nib feel for about 1/8 the cost.
I'm a Parker man deep down (as some FPNers know by now) but these inexpensive Sheaffers are a lot of pen for very little money.
One of the things I like most about this pen is the secure cap mechanism. With the little section grippers that stick out to mate with the cap, it makes for a nice secure cap action. There's no click but you can feel a solid engagement. For those of us who wear pens in shirt and jacket pockets, this is a huge plus. And I have always liked the Sheaffer atriculated clip action. Good design all around on this one!
I will reach for this one when I want a nice smooth XF and no "fuss and bother."
Posted 07 December 2010 - 21:34
unless you put a converter in it. my imperial is a touchdown and has a sac, though. so if you look you can find all sorts of options.
ah, yes. i want to get one of those soon
Posted 10 December 2010 - 17:39
Posted 11 December 2010 - 05:23
Posted 20 November 2016 - 21:44
I have a pen that looks just like this but it drinks ink from a cartridge or converter. It has a fine or extra-fine nib. I bought it in recent times and have not used it much so I cannot say much about how well it works except that I tested it when I got it and I kept it;-)
The love of my life penwise is a similar pen with a burgundy body and a chrome cap with a gold band. It too is cartridge or converter. I bought it for $25 when I started college in 1962. At that time it had a signature stub nib that I sorely miss. I carried this pen with me every day for years, including five years when I worked in a laboratory environment where the pen really took a beating. Sheaffer took their lifetime warrantee very seriously and repaired it many times after an assortment of mishaps, most of which were not the pen's fault. For one of the pen's visits to Iowa I complained of poor ink flow. They replaced the entire nib and section, but what I got back was a broad nib, the signature stub having long since been discontinued. I miss it!
I don't really know if any part of the pen I have today is the same as the pen I bought in 1962 but in all its incarnations this has been a wonderful pen. I agree with everything in the review except the reference to vintage Jaguars which have many virtues, but reliability is not one of them. There is a whole genre of Jaguar jokes.
"We drove it across the country last summer and it only caught on fire twice!"