This Vintage item is Brand New & Unused! Vintage 14K Sheaffer 276 Black & Gold Writing Instrument Set. Sheaffer took his idea of a pen-filling apparatus that utilized a lever system and, with his life savings, founded the W. Sheaffer Pen Company in Fort Madison, Iowa. The company was established in the backroom of Mr.
Sheaffer's jewelry store with seven employees, and was incorporated a year later, in 1913. By the 1930s, Sheaffer fountain pens were being advertised as the pen that fills instantly from any ink-well, with one touch of a finger. Sheaffer has manufactured fountain pens down to the present day.
The original lever-filler mechanism remained in use through the end of the 1940s, though a sacless plunger design was introduced in the early 1930s. In 1949 Sheaffer adopted the "Touchdown" pneumatic-filling mechanism for its top-line fountain pens. A development of the Touchdown design was the Snorkel, which added a small extendable tube underneath the nib to avoid the need to dip the nib into ink when operating the filler plunger.
The last Snorkel pen was the oversize "Pen For Men (PFM), " a fat-bodied model introduced in 1959 with the then-new "Inlaid Nib" which has since featured on all Sheaffer's high-end pens. All Sheaffer pens after 1959 (excluding the PFM) were designed to accept either ink cartridges or a converter to allow the use of bottled ink. The Targa was a popular high-end model which was introduced in 1976 and came in over 80 different finishes and two sizes (classic and slim). Another popular Sheaffer fountain pen was the low-cost "School Pen".
Current high-end pens in the range include the Valor and the Legacy series, all of which retain the inlaid nib. On July 31, 1997, Société Bic S. Bic, of France, bought Sheaffer from Gefinor S. A Geneva-based investment bank, according to Thierry Michels, communications director at Bic. In 2003, corporate officials announced their intention of closing Sheaffer's Fort Madison, Iowa, plant after nearly a century of making pens in the southeastern Iowa city.At its peak, the company employed more than 1,000 people in Fort Madison. The shutdown of the factory was completed by the end of March 2008, affecting about 40 workers. Customer service, purchasing, information technology, warehousing and distribution operations, packaging, and quality control were relocated to Slovakia. Sheaffer currently manufactures thirteen models of luxury writing instruments, including: Taranis, Legacy Heritage, Prelude, Prelude Mini, Sagaris, Intensity, 500, 300, 200, 100, Stylus, Sentinel, and VFM.
As well as writing instruments, Sheaffer also manufactures leather pen pouches and tablet holders, two calligraphy sets, three types of pencil erasers, ballpoint and rollerball refills, stylus refills, Sheaffer converters, eight colors of Skrip bottled ink, Sheaffer Skrip cartridges, and Skrip universal cartridges. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter. More photos and details are available upon request. We will try our very best to remedy any problem you may have with your order.
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