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    Default Sheaffer school pen converters

    I have a Sheaffer school pen from the 60s I think. I really like using this pen and Iím getting tired of refilling one cartridge until it gets so loose it falls off into the barrel and makes a mess then hoping I can find another laying around. The barrel is so short I donít think a modern piston converter will fit. Does anyone know if itís possible to obtain a squeeze converter for a Sheaffer.




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    Default Re: Sheaffer school pen converters

    If your cartridge is the regular size version, then you should be able to find a Sheaffer squeeze converter on ebay. It usually becomes a bit more expensive a proposition if your cartridge is the slimline version, as slimline squeeze converters tend to be expensive and less frequently available.

    Peyton Street Pens had some Sheaffer slimline converters for $30 each last time I looked, so fingers crossed you need a standard version.

    I think the current twist converter might even fit too.
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    Default Re: Sheaffer school pen converters

    Also the modern Sheaffer twist converter will usually fit. Also look for one of the Sheaffer converters for the Intrigues.
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    Default Re: Sheaffer school pen converters

    You could try either Peyton Street Pens or Pendemonium to see if they have any squeeze converters. There isn't a guarantee - I just tried one in what I *think* is an identical pen and it fits, but the squeeze converters are about 3/8" longer than a cartridge, although there is a taper at the end. Do know that Sheaffer carts are still being made and they still fit these pens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Do know that Sheaffer carts are still being made and they still fit these pens.
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    Default Re: Sheaffer school pen converters

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonDawn View Post
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    Do know that Sheaffer carts are still being made and they still fit these pens.
    Yes but I like Diamine ancient copper
    That's not a problem. A lot of us use a syringe with a blunt needle to refill ink cartridges with their favorite color of ink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    That's not a problem. A lot of us use a syringe with a blunt needle to refill ink cartridges with their favorite color of ink.
    Thatís what Iím doing. But the cartridges have a tendency to get loose and fall down into the barrel. Then feed runs dry and I end up trying to shake the cartridge out and splattering ink all over, failing and switching to a ball point until I get home and can retrieve the cartridge.

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    Default Re: Sheaffer school pen converters

    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
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    Do know that Sheaffer carts are still being made and they still fit these pens.
    Yes but I like Diamine ancient copper
    That's not a problem. A lot of us use a syringe with a blunt needle to refill ink cartridges with their favorite color of ink.
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    Default Re: Sheaffer school pen converters

    Does anyone have a Sheaffer converter they could measure for me? Thanks

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    Default Re: Sheaffer school pen converters

    I do: 59.5 mm long and a hair under 7 mm in diameter. My Sheaffer pens that take squeeze converters (Targa and Connaisseur) won't take twist ones.

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    Default Re: Sheaffer school pen converters

    Quote Originally Posted by Stands on Feet View Post
    I do: 59.5 mm long and a hair under 7 mm in diameter. My Sheaffer pens that take squeeze converters (Targa and Connaisseur) won't take twist ones.
    My Classic sized Targas all have modern Sheaffer twist converters inside them. They won't fit into Slimline Targas though.

    OP if your Sheaffer school pen uses a Classic sized cartridge (insert either end) then it is likely to be able to accept a Sheaffer twist converter.
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    I bought a small box of the 6 cartridge boxes of this ink back in the Ď90ís and my wife was furious. There is no way you will use all that ink. Truth be told instead of having 12 or 15 cartridges left today I would have run out a decade ago if I didnít have 10 other pens inked at a time and using piston converter pens. I think the cartridges were a good idea I should have bought two boxes way back as the ink has evaporated some over the decades but still works fine and with a syringe and a drop or two of tap water reconstitutes just fine. I keep the cartridges for just the old $4 school pen to be honest. I dont have any extra squeeze converters. Anderson Pens found me my last squeeze converter and Targa steel pen.
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    Default Re: Sheaffer school pen converters

    Thanks, Chrissy. I've been labouring under the misconception that my Targa wouldn't take a twist converter. It's very good news that it will. The Connaisseur, on the other hand, has too short a chamber to hold one and has to use the squeeze-type. Both pens, as far as I know, take Classic cartridges.

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    Default Re: Sheaffer school pen converters

    Quote Originally Posted by Stands on Feet View Post
    Thanks, Chrissy. I've been labouring under the misconception that my Targa wouldn't take a twist converter. It's very good news that it will. The Connaisseur, on the other hand, has too short a chamber to hold one and has to use the squeeze-type. Both pens, as far as I know, take Classic cartridges.
    I don't have a Connoisseur so I didn't know whether that would accept a twist converter or not. My Legacy Mk1 doesn't accept a twist action converter either, but it probably would do so if I could permanently get the tube out of the blind cap.
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