Filling Mechanism: Snorkel

  

Vintage Pens: 3406 Sheaffer Admiral
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 3406: Sheaffer: Admiral
To combat the whining and complaining of a public rapidly converting to ballpoint pens so they wouldn't have ink-stained fingers from wiping off their freshly refilled fountain pens, Sheaffer when hard to work making an ingeniously overengineered mess-free filling system called the Snorkel. Originally released in 1952, these pens were Sheaffer's top sellers in the 1950s. Our fully restored Sheaffer Admiral is particularly unique because is is the fairly rare tan-pink color known as "Buckskin." (Remember this is the decade of Davy Crockett movies and westerns.) Click the headline to see the other rarity...a nib stamped with a "52." We have never seen such an imprint. The "M2" signifies a finer grade of medium. If 52 was to signify its year of production, the snorkel is made of steel, not 14k gold like the first year pens were equipped. New ink sac, O-ring and point seal. The nib writes a nice, firm, wet medium line. No cracks, strong imprint. Excellent condition. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3409 Sheaffer Saratoga
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 3409: Sheaffer: Saratoga
File this one as "Nobody's Perfect." We restored this delightful Sheaffer Saratoga snorkel fountain pen from the 1950s with a new ink sac, point seal and O-ring. However, it has some serious cosmetic flaws, including a crack the cap that is about an inch long from the cap band up. It is really difficult to see in a photo, but it is there. The good news is that it seems reasonably stable. Thus, this pen is a great, affordable starter snorkel for anyone who wants to experience the awesomest over-complicated filling system ever made. It works perfectly well, even if it has cosmetic flaws. The 14k gold nib is marked F3 (Sheaffer's code for a middle of the pack fine line) that we find writes a very firm extra-fine line. The firmness might feel like feedback to some people, but it is more the nature of the nib than true scratchiness. Click the headline for a close-up. 14.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3195 Sheaffer Sovereign
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 3195: Sheaffer: Sovereign
Brighten up your life with Fiesta Red in your Sheaffer snorkel. YES! That Fiesta Red! One of the rarest colors for the Sheaffer snorkel line. Our Sheaffer Sovereign fountain pen has been fully restored and is great working order. The pen even has its original 1950s price tag! The cap and barrel are nearly flawless. The section has two obvious scratches, but that is pretty much it. Even the pen cap is rare with a wavy line design. Its two-tone 14k gold nib looks like an extra fine but writes a firm medium line. PLUS, you get a fiesta red Sheaffer's mechanical pencil. We aren't convinced it is a true Sovereign, but it does have its original pricing chalk mark! The cap also features a rare window pane design. In good working order with a .9mm lead and "fresh" unused but hardened blue Sheaffer eraser under the cap. New Old Stock. Pen measures 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 0442 Sheaffer Statesman
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $69.99
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Vintage Pens: 0442: Sheaffer: Statesman
Burgundy gleams in this classic Sheaffer Statesman snorkel fountain pen. We replaced the ink sac, O-ring and point seal in this classic vintage pen. It was designed to out-do the ballpoint for the mess-free writing experience. A little tube (snorkel) comes out from under the nib to refill the pen. Once full, nothing needs to be wiped down! Ours is restored and in good working order. The conical "Triumph" nib is made of what Sheaffer advertised as "palladium silver." It writes a nice fine line! 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1075 Sheaffer Crest
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 1075: Sheaffer: Crest
Sheaffer Crest fountain pens are easily identified by their gold-filled caps on normal Sheaffer Snorkel pens. This vintage pen sports a nice pastel green barrel. We have fully restored it with a new ink sac, O-ring and snorkel gasket. The snorkel itself is a rare 14k gold tube, which means this is a first-year pen from 1952. Just wait until you write with it. Its two-tone 14k gold nib writes a super-smooth, medium line. There's only a little wear an light scratching on the body. The cap is free of scratches and dents, except directly under the clip, which is a little off kilter. Filing it under "Nobody's Perfect," the skirted nib has a little seepage where the gold meets the plastic. We have tried sealing it with rubber cement to no avail. As it is a great writer, be sure just not to hold it that low, and you'll be fine. When full, keep it nib up when not in use, and that will also minimize seepage. 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3064 Sheaffer Clipper
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $225.00
Vintage Pens: 3064: Sheaffer: Clipper
Set sail with a Sheaffer Clipper. Our classic snorkel pen comes in the rare "Peacock Blue"! It has been fully restored and is in good working order. It shows some light wear, but not much. Click the headline for close-ups. The Sheaffer Clipper was one of their premium pens. The pen came with a two-tone steel and gold-plated cap with a white dot and nib was a "Triumph" nib (conical) made of "Palladium Silver." This even has those words in script on the nib. The nib is a razor thin extra-fine nib. We don't know if Sheaffer was still calling this an "accountant's nib" at the time, but that is basically what it is. It is sharp with a little feedback, but it writes exceedingly well. 14.1cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: Marlen Calligraphy
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1980-present
Price: $2,000.00

Contact: malcolm1.block@gmail.com

Pre-Owned Pens: : Marlen: Calligraphy
Marlen Calligraphy pen set . Hand crafted in Italy.
Pristine condition. Must sell.