Filling Mechanism: TouchDown

  

Pre-Owned Pens: 1941 Sheaffer Legacy
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1980-present
Price: $149.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 1941: Sheaffer: Legacy
Sheaffer brought its PFM and Imperial pens back to life in this retro modern fountain pen. The Sheaffer Legacy is an exciting reintroduction for the TouchDown filling system. Ours is unrestored but in great working order. The cap and barrel are made of metal that gives the pen a bit more presence in your hand. The most remarkable part about this pen is its 18k gold italic nib! Click the headline for a closeup. The nib is more of a true italic with rough edges when you abandon the sweet spot. Great line variation. It is awesome and a good intro for anyone wanting to explore italic writing. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1928 Sheaffer Craftsman
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 1928: Sheaffer: Craftsman
After the failed Vacuum filler and before the Snorkel, Sheaffer had 4 great years with the simple pneumatic-filling TouchDown system. This Sheaffer Craftsman is a great starter pen or daily driver for anybody exploring late 1940s Sheaffer filling systems. We have fully restored this one with a new ink sac and O-ring. The 14k gold "Feather Touch" nib writes a nice, wet, smooth medium line. The plated two-tone finish is mostly faded to monotone base-level solid 14k gold. The pen has lots of wear but no cracks. The cap band is raised above the cap surface, which seems odd but it doesn't effect anything. The viewing window is still visible but very dark orange. An awesome daily writer. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1885 Sheaffer Valiant
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $149.99
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Vintage Pens: 1885: Sheaffer: Valiant
New Old Stock stub-nibbed Sheaffer Valiant! It comes compete with 3 stickers. Although we dipped it for a writing sample, the ink window is so clear we suspect it has never been used. The pen has been restored with a new ink sac and O-ring. The two-tone 14k gold nib writes more of a broad line without a lot of line variation. The cap and barrel might show a tiny amount of light wear from rolling around some desk, but it is in great condition. Great for display or use. 13.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 0465 Sheaffer TM Triumph
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $199.99
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.