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  1. Rebbe

    Pen Identification

    Hello Pen Enthusiasts, I have come into possession of a Sheaffer flat top pen without much branding on it, the clip and barrel are unmarked. It is a cartridge filler in a jade green color, and only the nib notes it is a Sheaffer. Any help in identifying the type and year of manufacture would be appreciated. Or, any information on when it was knocked off if it isn't a legitimate Sheaffer. Nib appears to be gold or brass, but it has no karat stamp on it. Only: "Sheaffer (tm) M MADE IN USA" Thanking you in advance for any insight you can provide. Please let me know if I can add any additional photographs or information not featured here. Cordially, Rebbe
  2. So, what do you like? I’d just like to know your opinion. I personally prefer flat ends, but tell me what you like!
  3. I have this Sheaffer Flat Top Lady with features that are difficult to explain. The pen is 4.5" long and marked "Lady" on the nib. The single tone nib and pinned lever are early 1930s Flat Top features while the humped flat ball clip suggest 1934 or later. The third line of the barrel imprint has the common "DEC 10.12-JAN. 27-OCT. 20 - NOV. 24" patent dates. The feed is flat serrated, with broad and widely spaced notches. There is no white dot on this pen. Is this a correct cap and barrel combination? The absence of the white dot seems odd.
  4. https://www.ebay.com/itm/PILOT-CUSTOM-14k-Med-Pump-fill-w-Ink-Window-Unusual-Pen-ca-1984-READ-/173901045089?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true Was following this eBay listing but the price went out of my range since I've been getting into Vacs and vintage flex lately Seems like an interesting pen though, and I'd love to know more about it if anyone has more details. I own several pens in the Pilot Custom lines, but I've never seen anything like that before.
  5. I am thinking that this Sheaffer white dot is a flat top lever filler from somewhere around 1930, plus or minus. On the barrel is: W.A. SHEAFFER PATENT AUG 25, 08 FT. MADISON IA USA DEC 10 12 - JAN 27-OCT 20 - NOV 24 14 Anything else anyone can add?
  6. Hello! I've been searching on and off for a while about a pen & pencil set I came across about 3 years back. I just found this forum and would love to figure out exactly what it is I have and hopefully some appraisal info as well. Thanks! http://i.imgur.com/fK0cdFIm.jpg http://i.imgur.com/XSSx5sNm.jpg http://i.imgur.com/wffDtP1m.jpg http://i.imgur.com/R0f9VmIm.jpg http://i.imgur.com/mEGS2mFm.jpg http://i.imgur.com/gs5jKyBm.jpg http://i.imgur.com/OxHsKLBm.jpg
  7. Cute writer, still shines ... http://users.telenet.be/jgysenbergs/data/fountainpenfactsheets/sheafferjrflattopfactsheet.jpg
  8. TXKat

    Cap To Something, But No Pen.

    Okay... I have somehow acquired a flat top black Sheaffer pen cap, but I've never had the pen. Can anyone tell me what is supposed to sit under this cap, please? And, how difficult is finding a pen? The ball on the clip is flat. There is a slight hump on the clip. Flat top and a single gold band.
  9. I'm a new collector, but old user of fountain pens. I've recently been intrigued by the diversity, appearance, and bang for the buck of the Chinese pens. I've bought a few Jin Hao, Wing Sung, Hero, and recently Duke pens, and was favorably impressed with practically everything I've received. A recent auction purchase arrived, and I can't find any markings except the Duke name at the base of the cap, and a hologram design on the flat top of the pen. I'm hoping you experts in this area can help me with more information, and the model number/name of the pen. It seems to be very well made, with probably a gold painted cap/body, and clip and bands in gold plate. The plating is uniform, and the pen posts nicely to the body, resting on the inner band, as shown. weight: 31 grams with an empty converter length: 138 mm I haven't inked the pen yet, but it has a nice balance, and my prior experience with Duke nibs has been positive. I own a couple of their Esteem models, and a wood grain model 962, and they are all smooth writers, with little or no work out of the box. I'm curious about the approximate date of the pen, as well. Looking forward to some interesting comments. Harry
  10. gvhill

    Espey Flat Top

    An acquaintance of mine purchased an Espey fountain pen recently in a box lot. He or I haven't been able to find out much about the pen. I see where there have been a few listed and sold on eBay, as well as a few mentions here on FPN. Does anyone know anything about the history of this brand or where we might find some information concerning it? I've included two photos. One is a bit blurry, but the other is decent. Any help would be appreciated. - Grayling
  11. Friend of Pens

    My First Flat-Top

    HI all, long time no post... Just felt the need to share. The local consignment place had an old jade flat-top sitting in their "marked down" cabinet yesterday, and so of course I took a look. It's clearly been used, but not mistreated -- brassing, some staining, color fading: I has them. But it also has a two-tone 14K lifetime nib, which was a pleasant surprise, and a sac the size of a small dirigible, though I know not to trust it and replace it before inking. No cracking or bulging, and a few mysterious rust-colored deposits adhering to the outer barrel and cap that wipe away with some gentle attention from a damp cotton swab. This was clearly a "user" for the previous owner, and a "user" again it shall be. I'm shocked to find out that it's 80 or more years old. Given that I have a stack of modern Scheaffer calligraphy pens on my desk that are styled the same way, I would have guessed that my "new" pen is much younger. I guess when you hit on a design that works, there's little reason to change it. I'll try to get some pictures later when I'm in a place with better light. Any advice for a first-time flat-top owner? I've been reading up on the care and handling of the older plastics, especially their inflammability, which I suppose lends a certain thrill of danger to owning the pen. I will be attempting a re-sac, and I have an old, equally-loved Eversharp that needs the same treatment. I'll attempt not to set myself aflame.
  12. JeffPDX2

    Family Heirloom Info Requested

    My wife's father passed just about 25 years ago. In a box of 'stuff' that one of his daughters kept, this pen turned up. (see below for images) I took it apart, replaced the sac, and put it into working order. It is priceless to my wife; being able to hold the same pen that her father used working a milk truck delivery route in Pittsburgh, Pa in the pre-WW-II time frame is very special to her. I seek a little more information. From research I have done, I have determined that it is a jade Lifetime Flat Top White Dot. According to an article on Pen Trace that I found, the clip puts it sometime after 1922. The white dot puts it sometime after 1923, the serial number on the nib (0396277) puts it sometime after 1926. My best guess is that it is circa 1928, give or take a year either way. I tried to get a picture of the inscription on the barrel, but failed to produce anything I can post. The inscription reads: W. A. Sheaffer Co. Pat AUG 25 08 Fort Madison, Iowa USA DEC 10.12 - JAN 27 - OCT 20 - NOV 24.14 The double band seems kind of unique; I haven't found many images of a pen of this size with the double bands on the cap. My questions: Do you agree with my identification of its age?It is a short pen, as you can see from the photo. Can anyone tell me anything about this size? What term would Shaeffer use to describe it?The pen is not for sale, but I am curious about the value. My best estimate is about $75 to $100; does that sound accurate?As far as the lifetime warranty.....it writes like a champ. I'm kind of proud of my repair job. :-) Here are some more pictures:

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