Friday, January 27, 2023

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 455

Today's newest acquisition is this handsome Sheaffer fountain pen belonging to Christopher...

Christopher begins: "I am not much on the newer fountain pens, but this Sheaffer 444 Imperial caught my eye and grew on me immediately. Couple this magnetism with the fact that a lot of Sheaffer steel nibs are ground to write super smoothly. And once inked, I found this Imperial to be no exception." 

(photo courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on image to enlarge)

He continues: "The finish is a full casing buffed steel with a thin chrome cap band to set it off. The clip is also Chromed, with the Sheaffer ‘White Dot’ as a sign of quality, which the Sheaffer company applied to their better pens and is also legendary. This clip is quite short and, for that matter, straight but does hold the pen well in a jacket pocket. The barrel has a good sized girth and is round flat ended. Under this barrel, which acts as a blind cap for a well made aerometric filler. Above this business, is a smart jet grip section sporting the metal hold for the cap at one end and a beautiful inlaid Sheaffer Triumph steel nib. 

All and all, the make up of this writing instrument was made to last and I can say without a doubt, that it is in near mint condition. And may I add, thanks to its maker, it has quite a modern and space age appearance for a pen from the mid 1970s. Of course, it will help grow my Sheaffer collection and be used by yours truly regularly."

Our thanks to Christopher for his review! We'll be featuring a vintage classic of his in the next blog post, so stay tuned...

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