Filling Mechanism: TouchDown

  

Vintage Pens: 3532 Sheaffer Saratoga
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
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Vintage Pens: 3532: Sheaffer: Saratoga
After World War II, engineers were high on the concept of pneumatics. So, why not develop a fountain pen filling system embracing this new science? Thus, the Sheaffer TouchDown filling system was born. We have restored this handsome vintage pen with a new O-ring and ink sac. Judging by the wear on this pen, it was a beloved daily driver. Luckily for a whole new generation, it is ready for duty once again. No cracks, in spite of some moderate wear around the tail, where the cap was posted repeatedly. Its two-tone 14k gold nib writes a surprisingly smooth extra-fine line. Great clarity on the ink-view window in the section. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1248 Sheaffer TM-Triumph
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $124.99
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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.