The Admiral was well down the Sheaffer line-up, with the number 5 point previously seen in the 5-30, but it is in essence the economy version of the Statesman, lacking the slightly larger Lifetime point and the quality-indicating cap dot. Depending on the age of the pen, the point may have a platinum mask, and may be marked “Feather Touch”. This is a relatively wide-bodied Balance, and so when Sheaffer was doing a somewhat baffling division of genders in their 1941 catalogue, this one fell into the men’s section.
Production Run: 1938 – c. 1945.
Cost When New: $5.00 (for modern value, try this calculator).
Size: 13.6 cm long capped, 15.4 cm posted, 11.6 cm uncapped.
Point: 14k gold.
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