Filling Mechanism: TouchDown

  

Vintage Pens: 2075 Sheaffer Craftsman
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $45.00
Vintage Pens: 2075: Sheaffer: Craftsman
Save on New Old Stock pens with this Canadian Sheaffer Craftsman! You can still see the "chalk" mark pricing on the pen. It is in incredible condition, except there is a bit of plating worn from the clip. We restored the pen with a new ink sac and O-ring to ensure its proper operation, if you want to write with it. The 14k gold nib is marked as a medium, but it writes like a very smooth broad nib by modern standards. Click the headline for close-ups. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2074 Sheaffer Craftsman
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 2074: Sheaffer: Craftsman
Sheaffer moved through about 3 different filling systems on the chassis we are calling the Sheaffer Craftsman. A simple aerodynamic design, on a shortish, utilitarian pen. Some came with a lever filler and others a skinny rod vacuum filler. This one sports a fully restored TouchDown pneumatic filler. The pen has some wear from use, but its one big flaw is a crack in the threads of the barrel. It is small, and we made it air-tight with rubber cement. The two-tone 14k gold "Feather Touch" nib writes a nice fine line. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2072 Sheaffer Craftsman
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 2072: Sheaffer: Craftsman
Looking to try your first fun vintage pen? It will be difficult to find a better deal on a gold-nibbed starter! Sheaffer Craftsman pens offer a great first experience with an easy-to-use pneumatic "TouchDown" filling system. Unscrew the tail cap, pull it out, stick the nib in ink, push the tail tube down and wait a few seconds. Wipe the nib with a tissue, and you're ready to write. We restored this pen with a new ink sac and O-ring. This is a pastel green 1950s Canadian made Sheaffer. Its 14k gold nib writes a buttery smooth fine-medium line. No cracks, strong imprint, only light wear. Click the headline for closeups. 13.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 0444 Sheaffer Statesman
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 0444: Sheaffer: Statesman
Take your first foray into Sheaffer Touchdown-filling pens with this Sheaffer Statesman. We have fully restored it with a new O-ring and sac. The pen fills with a simple push of your finger against the tail piece, once it is open. This vintage pen is in great shape. No cracks and only light wear from use. The 14k gold nib writes a really nice fine line. Make it your new daily driver today. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1961 Sheaffer Imperial
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $49.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 1961: Sheaffer: Imperial
Sheaffer had a big hit on their hands with the inlaid nibs they created in the late 1950s. Sheaffer Imperial fountain pens came out in the 1960s and were considered more of an entry-level pen on the company catalog. We have fully restored this pens TouchDown filling system with a fresh sac and new O-ring. Cosmetically, there are a few scratches and points of wear, but it is decent for a daily user. The 14k gold nib writes smoothly with an odd combination of firm and flex! The "/" from bottom upward can be dry and thin, but the curves of ascenders and descenders are juicy broad. 13.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 0465 Sheaffer TM Triumph
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $199.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 0465: Sheaffer: TM Triumph
Only in production for a little more than 2 years, the Sheaffer TM Triumph is a handsome and dependable pen that uses Sheaffer's genius "TouchDown" filling system. The penultimate model of the TM line, this pen is gold-filled. It is in nearly pristine condition, only having a small impression in the barrel. There is no brassing or any other indentation of any kind. No engravings, either. It looks almost mint. We restored it with a new ink sac and O-ring. As you can see in the photo, there is no staining in the ink-view window. The two-tone 14k gold Triumph nib writes a smooth fine line. Clip is tight, but it has about a half a millimeter of play in it. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1248 Sheaffer TM-Triumph
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $124.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 1248: Sheaffer: TM-Triumph
All engravings aside, this rare Sheaffer Touchdown TM Triumph has been one of our favorite finds of late. It looks like it did when it left the store more than 60 years ago. We replaced the ink sac and O-ring. The clip is on tight. There is no wear on the gold-filled pen. It is engraved on the barrel with the name of "Louis Schaaf." The cap is engraved "10 Years / Tension Env Corp". The two-tone conical Triumph nib is 14k gold and writes a firm fine line. Click the headline font to see a close up. A small patch of gold shines through the palladium plate on the bottom tine of the photo. 13.5cm capped.