Filling Mechanism: Snorkel


Vintage Pens: 5266 Sheaffer Demostrator
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 5266: Sheaffer: Demostrator
Most demonstrator pens are unique, but none is as exciting to own and watch as the Sheaffer Snorkel Demonstrator. You watch the Rube Goldberg machinations of the brilliantly overcomplicated snorkel filling system in action! Our vintage pen is fully restored, although most people keep these as museum pieces given their rarity and fragility. So far, we've only found one fractal in the pen. It is located in the blind cap. You can tell where this pen was located in its working life by the "Macy's Richmond" imprint on the barrel. Light shop wear is present on the cap and barrel, but this is honestly one of the clearest, cleanest Snorkel Demonstrators we've ever seen. Its 14k gold nib is a smooth medium. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5265 Sheaffer Statesman
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 5265: Sheaffer: Statesman
New Old Stock pens from yesteryear never seem to get old. Here is a Sheaffer Statesman set that still has its nib sticker! Fully restored to working order, this vintage pen is a fun addition to any collection. Minimal shop wear to the pen, but the pencil saw some light usage at some point. It is loaded with a .9mm lead, and the eraser is partially used...and hardened. You will write a smooth, medium line with its firm "palladium-silver" Triumph nib that is marked M4.
Vintage Pens: 5264 Sheaffer Statesman Set
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 5264: Sheaffer: Statesman Set
There's a first time for everything, and this is our very first Sheaffer G4 nib! We didn't even know such a thing as a "G" nib existed, but it does, though it is somewhat uncommon. The G stands for Gregg, as in the Gregg shorthand writing system, which was super popular in the 1950s. Everyone from secretaries to journalists knew it. The 4 means this was a Palladium-Silver Triump nib, which is what makes this a Sheaffer Statesman fountain pen. You will love writing with this very smooth, firm extra-fine to fine nib. Our vintage pen is fully restored and comes with a working, matching .9mm pencil. Each has some wear from use but no cracks or brassing. You can see a deep scratch in the photos of the section. That's the worst of it.
Vintage Pens: 5263 Sheaffer Sentinel
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $125.00
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 5263: Sheaffer: Sentinel
Everyday can be a blue-sky day with this pastel blue Sheaffer Sentinel fountain pen. In excellent condition and fully restored, this vintage pen is ready for lots of writing. For those who don't think an American nib can write as extra-fine as a Japanese nib, we recommend you check out this pen. We don't know if Sheaffer was still making a nib formally known as an "accounting nib" in the 1950s, but that is exactly how extra-fine this nib is. Smooth, too, for such an extra fine nib. It does have a little feedback but not much, all things considered. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5262 Sheaffer Valiant
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $129.99
Vintage Pens: 5262: Sheaffer: Valiant
Black Pen Society members will enjoy this classic Sheaffer Valiant set. The vintage pen is a Sheaffer Snorkel that is fully restored. It looks pretty good, too, with only some minor wear to the cap and barrel. You will write a nice medium line with its two-tone 14k gold Triumph nib. The underside of the nib is marked M5. The matching pencil still has a chalk mark on it! It looks almost new, too. Twist the tail cap to advance and retract the .9mm lead. Under the tail cap is a fresh-looking, but slightly hardened original blue eraser and some spare leads.
Vintage Pens: 5261 Sheaffer Clipper
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $129.99
Vintage Pens: 5261: Sheaffer: Clipper
With those pesky ballpoint pens taking over the market for writing instruments, Sheaffer decided it had to move fast to stay relevant with its fountain pens. As the number 1 complaint against fountain pens was that they were messy to clean up after a refill, Sheaffer invented the first mess-free filling system: the Sheaffer Snorkel. This Sheaffer Clipper fountain pen is a fully restored snorkel system. It is a handsome burgundy pen with a chrome and gold cap. Sporting only light wear from use, it is a great pen set that is sure to impress. You will find its firm palladium-silver nib writes a fine-medium line with a little feedback. The nib is marked an M4. The matching pencil has even less wear and still works. Twist the tail cap to advance or retract the .9mm lead. A hardened blue eraser and spare leads are under the cap.
Vintage Pens: 5247 Sheaffer Clipper
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $149.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 5247: Sheaffer: Clipper
It isn't common to find 70-year-old pens with their nib stickers still on them, but that is exactly what you'll find on this Sheaffer Clipper. Clearly, it has seen a little ink, but it was recently restored with a new ink sac, O-ring and point seal. The black and chrome look has a bit of a tuxedo feel. Its palladium-silver Triumph nib writes a fine line, like the sticker says. You will feel it is firm with a little feedback, too, which was common in the Triumph nibs. 14.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5241 Sheaffer Sentinel
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 5241: Sheaffer: Sentinel
Sheaffer Snorkels are our favorite overengineered fountain pens. They are tons of fun, and we have a good time restoring them. We restored this Sheaffer Sentinel with a new ink sac, point seal, O-ring and tail blind cap. You will write a smooth medium line with its two-tone 14k gold Triumph nib that is marked M5. Our vintage pen has a few quirks. There's a spot of scuffing on the front of the barrel near the nib, which you can see in the photo if you look closely. When you fill the pen, you will need to push the snorkel back out about 1/16th of an inch after you retract it all the way. Everything else is working well. No dents or cracks. 14.1cm capped.