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Imperial IV (aka 1250 Lifetime)

For more general notes, see the page for the Imperial line.

This is the least expensive pen that is entirely of the Imperial specification; not only the barrel and blind cap derived from the PFM but also a gracile inlaid point.  It was also the least expensive of the line to bear a white dot, and thus the “Lifetime” badge during its brief run.

Production Run: 1961 – 1973.

Cost When New: $12.50 (for modern value, try this calculator).

Size: 13.5 cm long capped, 14.3 cm posted, 12.0 cm uncapped.

Point: 14k gold inlaid.

Body: Polystyrene.

Filler: Touchdown, capacity approx. 0.7 ml. or cartridge, capacity approx. 1.1 ml.

Sheaffer Imperial IV with matching pencil

This is a slightly less grand box than my Lifetime 1500 came in.

 

 

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