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Sheaffer Intrigue

Posted by collectablepens . on

The Sheaffer Intrigue is a different kind of pen in terms of innovative design in structure and function: It has a filling system that could be described as a hybrid converter/cartridge affair, very well engineered and designed.  The pen is large and, whilst not being particularly long feels quite heavy and very 'chunky', a very tactile pen. You're either going to love or hate this pen, I love it. I have a Sheaffer Intrigue 616 triple set, this model, available here.

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Swan leverless filling system.

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I recently restored two swan leverless pens, one an early Gold filled pen and the other a 1930s 0160.  The sac replacement is really straightforward, fully clean out old sac and fit new one with a good dusting of chalk.    The action of the system is usually described as 'twisting the sac' but I don't think that is actually what happens.  When the button is turned the bar moves in such a way that the edge of the bar presses along the length of the centre of the sac pushing air out.  When the button is tightened the bar  returns to...

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Parker 51 Magnetix desk set.

Posted by Kevin Randle on

Vintage Parker 51 desk sets are very difficult to find, one in brand new condition is a rarity.  This set is unused and in its original packing.  The Parker 51 pen is uninked and perfect. The 'Magnetix' base incorporates a strong magnet which allows the pen to be located smoothly to the perfect angle.  It's hard to imagine a better gift for a person who enjoys using a vintage pen on a regular basis.

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Sheaffer Prelude Rainbow.

Posted by Kevin Randle on

The Sheaffer Prelude Rainbow, although not a vintage pen is certain to be a much sought after collectors item.  This is a really, really glamorous pen, Sheaffer did not make a great number of Prelude Rainbows and they are becoming very hard to find.  This one is brand new, never inked and only handled, carefully, for the photographs.  Not a lot to say, just look at it!!!  

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Aurora Magellano Ballpoint pen.

Posted by Kevin Randle on

I don't usually have much to do with ballpoints but this Aurora Magellano, I think from around 1990s came into my possession and I was very impressed with the high quality 'feel' of the thing.  I bet the Aurora fountain pens are a bit special.

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