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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: 2073 Sheaffer Lifetime 875
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2073: Sheaffer: Lifetime 875
Jackpot! Carmine red! Military clip! (Military regulations during WWII didn't allow you to wear a pen that rose above your shirt or jacket pocket. Sheaffer made these pens especially for soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.) You can fall in love with this Sheaffer Lifetime 875 pretty easily. It was a user and is a little dulled from wear, but there are no cracks or deep scratches. A strong imprint can be found on the barrel. Heavy brassing spoils the cap band a bit and light brassing can be found on the lever. We restored the pen with a brand new ink sac. The two-tone 14k gold nib writes an insanely smooth fine line. Unfortunately, it also has a hairline crack spreading from the "S" in "Made in U.S.A." to the right edge of the nib. Click the headline to see it in a close up. 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: 2071 Sheaffer Balance
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 2071: Sheaffer: Balance
Grey and red color combinations were very popular in pens in the 1930s. Our junior size Sheaffer Balance is stunning with red veins in grey marbling. It has a little wear and a couple scratches, but the colors and finish dazzle to the point where you don't notice the blemishes. We restored it with a fresh ink sac. It has a strong imprint, denoting Canadian heritage. There's a little brassing on the clip and cap ring's nickle trim. The inkfeed has a tiny chip taken out of its very end space. Depending angle you write using, it can be a dry extra-fine nib at high angles or a regular fine at low angles of attack. Either way, the original 14k gold nib writes smoothly, but it likely won't be the best writer in your stable. The ink view window has good clarity. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2049 Sheaffer Lifetime Rose Glow
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $59.99
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Vintage Pens: 2049: Sheaffer: Lifetime Rose Glow
One of the rarer colors among Sheaffer pens of the 1930s is called Rose Glow. Unlike a slightly more common but still rare Carmine (red), the Rose Glow is a straited burgundy, pink and grey combination! This junior-size Lifetime Sheaffer is dazzling enough to shine through some obvious scratches and wear when you look close. However, we've polished it to a glossy sheen that hides the blemishes from casual observations. The only thing we couldn't hide was the deeply imprinted "Maida B. Franke." No cracks, minimal brassing. Fully restored with a new ink sac. The original two-tone 14k gold nib writes an extra-fine line with feedback. It isn't so scratchy that you can't write, but you will notice it. Some people love it, others hate it. 12.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2047 Sheaffer Balance
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $49.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 2047: Sheaffer: Balance
Just as Chevy and Ford have had ardent supporters over the years, in the 1930s and '40s, so did fountain pens. You were either in the Parker or the Sheaffer camp. This Sheaffer Balance was the heart and soul of the Sheaffer line in the '30s. Elegant, professional and extremely functional. Ours was once in heavy rotation, as you can see by the various scratches and dings in the cap and barrel. Fortunately, there are no cracks and only minimal brassing. We restored it with a new ink sac. The original two-tone Feather Touch 14k gold nib writes a smooth, firm fine line. It is nowhere near ready to retire. Standard full size. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1985 Sheaffer Balance Set
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $99.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 1985: Sheaffer: Balance Set
Have you ever heard about the harvesting of abalone shells? The pros dive deep into the kelp beds off the California coast. With only a single breath of air in their lungs, they seek out the abalone, hoping to find one on a rock. If they grab it, it has incredible strong attachments that will not give out. However, if the diver simply flicks it sideways with their fingers before the attachments can brace it, it will fall right off the rock into their hands. Imagine the effort it would have taken to harvest enough abalone in the 1930s to create these special Sheaffer Balance pens and pencils. The rainbow translucence of the shells under lacquer is only slightly discolored on the fountain pen and nearly perfect on the still working pencil. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. There are no cracks. The pen has light surface wear and the pencil has a really deep quarter-inch scratch and a gap between the barrel and cap. The pen's original 14k gold nib writes a buttery smooth fine line.
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