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1947 Sheaffer Factory Course Diploma W/ W. Sheaffer Signature


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Hi Everyone.... I wanted to share this with you. I recently found this unique diploma / document. It was among a bunch of military documents. See attached photo of "W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company, Fort Madison, Iowa; This is to certify that John R. Hynes has successfully completed the factory course in fountain pen and writing equipment service and salesmanship as outlined by the officers and executives of the Company. For Madison, Iowa, this 11th day of Nov. 1947. Gold seal with ribbons and signed by Sheaffer, president. post-124797-0-92489200-1441230054_thumb.jpg

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Nice item! That's Craig Royer Sheaffer's signature (with a big fat stub!).

 

--Daniel

"The greatest mental derangement is to believe things because we want them to be true, not because we observe that they are in effect." --Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

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...That's Craig Royer Sheaffer's...

 

--Daniel

 

Indeed, born at Bloomfield on Christmas Day 1897, he was Chairman of the Board the day his untimely death on 9 July 1961. Treasurer from 1920 was named vice-president at the annual meeting in January 1935 and in 1938, succeeding his father, was elected President(*) .

Craig was also during his life President of the Iowa Manufacturers Association, a member of the board of Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. and a former president of the board of trustees of Iowa Wesleyan College.

 

(*) He resign as President in 1953 to become Assistant Secretary of Commerce as well only during seven months because Craig Sheaffer, noted conservative, left the government (apparently was opposed to federal income tax of Eisenhower administration).

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Hi Everyone.... I wanted to share this with you. I recently found this unique diploma / document. It was among a bunch of military documents. See attached photo of "W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company, Fort Madison, Iowa; This is to certify that John R. Hynes has successfully completed the factory course in fountain pen and writing equipment service and salesmanship as outlined by the officers and executives of the Company. For Madison, Iowa, this 11th day of Nov. 1947. Gold seal with ribbons and signed by Sheaffer, president.

 

As a curiosity, 1948 Sheaffer´S Peter Pen :) with a similar certificate:

 

http://s28.postimg.org/6oreum25p/Sheaffer_Peter_Pen_diploma_Lazard.jpg

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Craig was also during his life President of the Iowa Manufacturers Association, a member of the board of Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. and a former president of the board of trustees of Iowa Wesleyan College.

 

Here's the source of this quotation, for those interested in the full obituary.

 

--Daniel

"The greatest mental derangement is to believe things because we want them to be true, not because we observe that they are in effect." --Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

Daniel Kirchheimer
Specialty Pen Restoration
Authorized Sheaffer/Parker/Waterman Vintage Repair Center
Purveyor of the iCroScope digital loupe

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Indeed, born at Bloomfield on Christmas Day 1897, he was Chairman of the Board the day his untimely death on 9 July 1961. Treasurer from 1920 was named vice-president at the annual meeting in January 1935 and in 1938, succeeding his father, was elected President(*) .

Craig was also during his life President of the Iowa Manufacturers Association, a member of the board of Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. and a former president of the board of trustees of Iowa Wesleyan College.

 

(*) He resign as President in 1953 to become Assistant Secretary of Commerce as well only during seven months because Craig Sheaffer, noted conservative, left the government (apparently was opposed to federal income tax of Eisenhower administration).

 

Well, let us add that Craig was in the factory from the beginning and in his adolescence toiled in the back room of Walter A. Sheaffer's Ford Madison jewelry shop using a saw to slit filling lever for the first Sheaffer pens.

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