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Sheaffer Family Album

Sheaffer models are particularly vexing to identify, since not only do they not imprint the pen itself with a name, but the differences between contemporary models can be quite small.

These pictures are arranged in historical order.  They don’t represent every pen Sheaffer ever made, just the ones I’ve had a chance to examine.  There is a similar resource, of slightly greater breadth if of rather more commercial thrust, available through Peyton Street Pens; if you can’t find what you seek here, you may well find it there.

Flat tops (1913 – c. 1929; hard rubber until 1924, celluloid after that date)
Sheaffer 0218

Sheaffer 0281

Sheaffer 0327

Sheaffer 0275

 

 

Balance (1929 – c. 1942)

Sheaffer R206

Sheaffer 0401

Sheaffer 0164

Sheaffer 0109c

 

Sheaffer Defender vacuum version in golden  brown.

Sheaffer 0316

Sheaffer 0142

Sheaffer 0335

Sheaffer 0339

Sheaffer 0339

Sheaffer R10

Sheaffer 0220

Sheaffer 0420

Sheaffer 0243

 

 

Tuckaway (1940 – c. 1949)
Sheaffer 0202c

 

 

Triumph(1942 – c. 1948)

Sheaffer R142

Sheaffer 0132

Late example, contemporary with "Fat" Touchdowns

Late example, contemporary with “Fat” Touchdowns

Sheaffer 0101

Sheaffer 0108

Sheaffer 0319

Sheaffer 0161

Sheaffer 0324

Sheaffer 0422

Late production; point and band change

Sheaffer 0107

Sheaffer 0129

    • Valiant (note: two band widths; clip is hidden in second image, but is present)

Sheaffer 0100

Sheaffer 0042

 

 

Early Touchdown (so-called fat models) (1949 – 1950)

Not to scale with other images

Not to scale with other images

Sheaffer 0200

 

 

“Thin Model” Touchdown (1950 – 1951)

Sheaffer 0143

Sheaffer 0194

Sheaffer 0351y

Sheaffer 0415

Section has ink-view window, same as Valiant

Section has ink-view window, same as Valiant

Sheaffer 0043

 

 

“Thin Model” Snorkel (1952-1959)

Sheaffer 0105

Notice colour-matched section; this may or may not appear in any given individual

Notice colour-matched section; this may or may not appear in any given individual

Section the same as that in Valiant model of Snorkel

Section the same as that in Valiant model of Snorkel

Sheaffer 0449

Section the same as that in Valiant

Section the same as that in Valiant

Sheaffer R85

Out of scale on this view; if images opened at 100%, will be to scale with others.

Sheaffer 0441

Sheaffer 0102

 

 

TipDip (1953 – c.1963)

Sheaffer 0271

Canadian and Australian variant; US version looks like Cadet with metal cap

Canadian and Australian variant; US version looks like Cadet with metal cap

 

 

PFM (1959 – 1968)
Sheaffer R157

 

 

Cartridge (1955 – c.1997)
Sheaffer 0290

Sheaffer 0119

Sheaffer 0015

 

 

Skripsert (1955 – ?) (Not so much a model name as a description of the filler)
Sheaffer 0023

Sheaffer 0110

Sheaffer 0152

 

 

Stylpoint (c. 1957 – ?) (General descriptive also, referring to semi-hooded appearance)
Sheaffer 0110

Sheaffer 0369

 

 

Target (1960 – 1961)
Sheaffer 0188

 

 

Compact (1961 – 1962)

This image not to scale with others

This image not to scale with others

 

 

Imperial and all its lineal descendants (1961 – 1998)

Sheaffer 0369

Sheaffer 0292

Sheaffer 0188

Sheaffer 0257

Sheaffer 0208

Sheaffer R105

Sheaffer 0457

Sheaffer 0209

Sheaffer 0252

 

 

Dolphin” (1962 – 1964)
Sheaffer 0082

Image not to scale with others

Image not to scale with others

 

 

Lifetime(1963 – 1964)

Same as Imperial IV with branded clip

Lifetime 1250: Same as Imperial IV with branded clip and point

Same as Imperial VI

Lifetime 1500: Same as Imperial VI with branded clip and point

Lifetime 3000: Same as Imperial Triumph, with branded

Lifetime 3000: Same as Imperial Triumph, with branded clip and point

Sheaffer 0208c
Sheaffer 0208n

 

 

Stylist (1966 – c. 1968)  Also appears with small Triumph point– see Imperial II above for example
Sheaffer 0226

Sheaffer 0323

 

 

NoNonsense (1969 – c. 2003)
Sheaffer 0203

Sheaffer NS1

Sheaffer 0141

Sheaffer 0315

Sheaffer 0376

 

 

Targa (1976 – 1998)
Sheaffer RG2

Sheaffer Targa 1001.  This is a relatively early example of the style, as later 1001s would shift from stainless steel to Sheaffer's preferred brushed chrome.

Sheaffer 0434

 

 

S-Range (Early to mid-1980s)
Sheaffer 0400

 

 

Targa Slimline (1982 – 1998)

1982 - 1998: Sheaffer Targa Slimline

 

 

Sentinel (c. 1989)
Sheaffer 432

 

 

Fashion (1990 – 2002)
Sheaffer 0423

 

 

Award (1995 – c. 2003)
Sheaffer 0438

 

 

Legacy (1995 – present)
Sheaffer 0314

 

 

School (c.2000 – present?)
Sheaffer 0017

 

 

Javelin (2001 – c. 2009)
Sheaffer 0085

 

 

Agio (2002 – present)
Sheaffer 0399

 

 

Viewpoint (c. 2003 – present)
Sheaffer L1

Sheaffer L4

 

 

100 (c. 2009 – present)
Sheaffer 0435

 

 

300 (c. 2009 – present)
Sheaffer 0430

 

 

VFM (2011 – present)
Sheaffer 0364

 

 

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