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Hello, fellow Sheaffer'S lovers,

 

I recently acquired and worked a bit on a flat-top that is truly lovely (and now writes nicely too :thumbup: ), but I'm having some thoughts about dating it (e.g. "help!")

 

I've attached some relevant photos... the clip is the round ball humped variety, and that with the barrel imprint suggests mid-to-late 1920s, but the feed on the nib is the full-cut comb type, and that says to me 1939 or so.

 

Perhaps the nib is a replacement? I would love to hear some thoughts and opinings.

 

Matt

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Hello, fellow Sheaffer'S lovers,

 

I recently acquired and worked a bit on a flat-top that is truly lovely (and now writes nicely too :thumbup: ), but I'm having some thoughts about dating it (e.g. "help!")

 

I've attached some relevant photos... the clip is the round ball humped variety, and that with the barrel imprint suggests mid-to-late 1920s, but the feed on the nib is the full-cut comb type, and that says to me 1939 or so.

 

Perhaps the nib is a replacement? I would love to hear some thoughts and opinings.

 

Matt

I believe that it is all correct.

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The clip suggests post 1930 as it s lowered - the original clip was high on the cap. I'm not sure about the feed but, everything else says about 1931.

 

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Yup Ive dated my flat top as late 20s based on advertisements that you can find at PenHero.com

 

Your feed though doesnt seem in place with the period. I think you are correct

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Thanks all of you guys for your input! Most appreciated. I'll have more oddities another time... B)

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