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#1 A K M Adam

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 09:42 AM

Greater minds than mine —


If one browses the net for pens, and comes upon a casually-photographed Sheaffer — one that, to an untrained (or only semi-trained) eye, looks as though it might be either an Imperial or a PFM — what are the best chances to differentiate the two?


Obviously if the filling system is specified or displayed, that will make it clear. Often, though, I see just the shape of the thing: familiar profile, wide band, somewhat chiseled-looking blind cap.


Is there a way to differentiate the two lines on the basis of a careless photograph?

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 08:48 PM

No threads on the blind cap, if the the touchdown tube is exposed. Pronounced taper to the cap band on plastic caps.

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