Saturday, April 3, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 175

Onto a slightly newer vintage black fountain pen, also belonging to Christopher...

(all photos courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on images to enlarge) 

Christopher: "I now have a near mint Sheaffer Standard Jet Flat-top, Circa the first year the company moved away from the BHR (Black Hard Rubber) to a Dupont plastic for the make up of their pens. 1924 was also the first year of the Sheaffer White Dot Warranty, but this new acquisition is sadly lacking in that department. I should mention that I do have the Jade Green model of this Sheaffer pen which was the second plastic colour that Sheaffer released and am only missing the Coral, which I am sure I will turn up in time. "

"But just how I came to having this fine pen was not just getting out and buying it. I will mention that a while back, I picked up a similar pen but with a cracked barrel, chipped section and broken feed. Still, I retained the cap and nib for future use, and that future happened the other day when I ran across a capless match. And when I say match, it turned out to be (once restored) a perfect match with the barrel screwing into the cap as smooth as glass."


(the original 1924 magazine ad for this pen)


Christopher: "I am also including a snap of both my Standard and Oversized (see above), the latter having the later Humpback clip, but both pens are similar and equally good writers." 

Many thanks to Christopher for sharing these handsome vintage Sheaffer fountain pens with us :)

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