Filling Mechanism: Snorkel


Vintage Pens: 4039 Sheaffer PFM V
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: B
Price: $399.99
Vintage Pens: 4039: Sheaffer: PFM V
What do the Ford Edsel and Sheaffer PFM have in common. They were masterpieces of 1950s design and technology that were completely overlooked in their time and adored by later generations. Sheaffer's "Pen for Men" came in 5 different model types and our Sheaffer PFM V was the pinnacle with a gold-plated cap and tail piece. We didn't restore this pen, but we got it from a customer who had it restored a couple years ago. It is still in good working order, and its 14k gold inlaid nib writes a lush broad line with a little feedback. Unlike earlier snorkel pens, this vintage pen is thicker and easier to grip without cramping your hand. Theres a shadow of a dent in the cap that we can't seem to photograph, but the pen is in overall good condition with a little other wear from past use. The cap jiggles a little, and the closure is good but not as tight as it once was. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1075 Sheaffer Crest
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $149.99
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.