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Can Anyone Help Id'ing This Pen?



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Hi all -

 

I recently got a batch of pens on the Bay, and it included the attached mystery (to me) Sheaffer. It's made of aluminum (non-ferrous metal, anyway). The clip is brass-colored, spring-loaded, with an angular S logo.

 

It is otherwise marked Sheaffer---Made In U.S.A. at the base of the cap.

 

The most interesting aspect is the nib - it seems to be designed to allow the user to write in two orientations. The nib itself is a flat piece of metal, seated inside a rounded cone of black plastic(?). It is quite fine. One side of the nib assembly has a gold arrow head shape on it, rather like the original Star Trek logo. The other side is marked F and has what looks like a breather hole (or torpedo tube).

 

Thanks very much!

 

 

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Thanks, that's it. Kind of a neat pen, but sadly, it is extremely leaky. Apparently a common issue with this model.

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This leaking may be easily fixed... Unscrew the nib unit (the unscrewing point is that ring up to the nib) and apply some wax on the thread and screw again...

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Thanks, Eduardo! I assume paraffin wax will do, or should it be some kind of special wax?

 

Paraffin is a little hard. A better sort is toilet gasket rings (which is perfectly sanitary if you buy a fresh one).

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Thanks, Eduardo! I assume paraffin wax will do, or should it be some kind of special wax?

 

Someone uses BEE WAX... I've succeeded using SILICONE GREASE...

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