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    Default Identification/Cartridges for thin Sheaffer pens

    I came across a very thin Sheaffer pen recently. Initially I thought it might be a Targa, but I now believe it is a Fashion; the body is straight instead of curved, and it has a gold (brass?) nib reminiscent of the Cross Century pen. It has the Sheaffer white dot on the clip and has the word "Sheaffer" (without the stylized S at the end) on the cap band. The one thing that has me questioning whether or not it is a Sheaffer is that the entire pen, including the nib section, is too thin for my Sheaffer cartridges (I tried both modern and vintage cartridges), however the feed post is unable to grip a standard international cartridge despite the lack of any obvious damage, suggestion that it is designed for a proprietary cartridge.

    I'm hoping someone can help confirm the identity of this pen, as well as help me find cartridges or a converter that will fit. I'd really rather not eyedropper this pen since it appears to be metal on the inside, and I don't want to risk anything in the ink corroding it away.

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    (I know these images aren't of great quality, but I'm a poor schmuck who's stuck with an old camera phone )

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    Default Re: Identification/Cartridges for thin Sheaffer pens

    You will need to find Sheaffer slimline cartridges or a slimline converter. Not easy nor cheap.
    I don't know where in the world you are so can't really recommend a possible source. Try ebay
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    Default Re: Identification/Cartridges for thin Sheaffer pens

    The slim Fashion pens do indeed take either the slim cartridges, which you then refill, or a slim converter. BUT, you can also use a Monteverdi slim converter, which is what Sheaffer was supplying in place of the slim converter before the service center closed about 11 years ago.

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    Default Re: Identification/Cartridges for thin Sheaffer pens

    Thanks for the replies. I had no idea Sheaffer did "slim" converters and cartridges.

    Since I'm living out in Cyberspace, I'll take a look at Ebay :-)

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    Default Re: Identification/Cartridges for thin Sheaffer pens

    Sometimes you might come across an inexpensive Sailor Sheaffer Sentinel pen with a converter inside it. That will be a Sheaffer slimline converter.
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