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In Topic: Sheaffer Balance on ebay. Happy David.

29 November 2014 - 05:44 AM

It's a "short and stout," or whatever you call them. Girth of a standard sized Balance but about 1/2" shorter. Not common, especially in the red-veined color and even less so with a radius clip.


I won a very similar pen + pencil on eBay a few years ago.


Nice catch!



In Topic: Penol Vacumatic?

09 February 2014 - 09:41 PM

Interesting thread; I managed to miss it the first time around. I picked up a few Olsen-stamped Vacumatics at flea markets in Copenhagen, while I was living in Sweden. The only one still in my possession is a grey pearl Senior Max with a Vacumatic cap band.




The imprint is light but the Olsen symbol is present below:




The barrel is stamped "Made in U.S.A." with a date code of 47. No Penol nib here but a flexy two-tone arrow with USA stamp, closely matched date code and a W-stamped feed. Just more data to muddy the waters...



In Topic: Sheaffer Tuckaway. History and Photos. More to come...

17 January 2014 - 05:04 AM

Thanks for the info Matt. I like the earlier pens better in general but I wouldn't mind finding the burnt umber Forticel pen.

In Topic: Ebay Watch: Sheaffer PFM Demonstrator.

17 January 2014 - 05:02 AM

Doubt I'll win PFM Demos, but on outside chance I decided to make play, is your cap in good shape?






I just dug it out. I'd call it fair to good... there are two stress cracks around the internal ring, just below the clip. Funny, my complete pen has two nearly identical cracks. The black mask has been removed except for a small patch under the clip. And the white don't is M.I.A. I suspect the first two issues can't be corrected but the white dot should be an easy fix. The plating and plastic are in fine shape and it is fully functional. Happy to post some images if you like.



In Topic: Ebay Watch: Sheaffer PFM Demonstrator.

17 January 2014 - 04:26 AM

The metal cap is interesting. Typically they have a transparent plastic cap, like the one shown on the other PFM demo he listed. Both pens also have the transparent nib shell, rather than the black one that is also common to find on these pens.


If anybody goes for the metal cap one and wants the (correct?) transparent plastic cap, send me a PM. I believe I have an extra one in my parts box.