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    Default Sheaffer's Feather Touch #5 nib

    Good morning all, I've acquired a Sheaffer's that looks like a balance, lever filler, a 'military' clip and the Feather Touch nib. Can't find any similar on the various Sheaffer's available websites that helps me identify it correctly. Ideas? Thank you
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    Default Re: Sheaffer's Feather Touch #5 nib

    the photo is not mine, I have to add

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    Default Re: Sheaffer's Feather Touch #5 nib

    @FredRydr, thank you very much for these links. Marco

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    Default Re: Sheaffer's Feather Touch #5 nib

    You're welcome. Dirck's Defender page is on point: http://dirck.delint.ca/beta/?page_id=7325

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    Default Re: Sheaffer's Feather Touch #5 nib

    the pen has arrived. it is gorgeous but I can't write with it. The nib is an F and very dry. I tried two inks, Waterman Absolute Brown and Aurora Black, but the written text slightly fades as I write. I have to exert pressure on the pen to get it to write and this hurts my wrist. Unfortunately I have to send it back. I have seen that there is a 500 imprinted under the Sheaffer logo and production place. Thank you for the help

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    Default Re: Sheaffer's Feather Touch #5 nib

    These feeds hold plenty of ink.
    Thoroughly flush the feed with flush solution and rinse. The nibs are usually firm but reliable writers.

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    Default Re: Sheaffer's Feather Touch #5 nib

    Check this out. Your pen is green which is not listed in this ad, so your pen pre- or post-dates this advertisement. Note all the versions available in the military-clip pens.



    Attribution: this image is linked from (of all places) the website of Ramón Campos, a/k/a Lazard. He does not identify his source, but he suggests 1941 as the year for the ad.
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    Default Re: Sheaffer's Feather Touch #5 nib

    It would be interesting to date this ad :-)
    It doesn't mention any of the nib types. Thank you

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    Default Re: Sheaffer's Feather Touch #5 nib

    Note that like other style Sheaffers, the prices of military clip Sheaffers were not tied to the type filling system (lever or plunger VAC-FILL), but rather to the model/girth of the pen and whether they had a lifetime warranty (i.e., a white dot).

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    Default Re: Sheaffer's Feather Touch #5 nib

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Check this out. Your pen is green which is not listed in this ad, so your pen pre- or post-dates this advertisement. Note all the versions available in the military-clip pens.



    Attribution: this image is linked from (of all places) the website of Ramón Campos, a/k/a Lazard. He does not identify his source, but he suggests 1941 as the year for the ad.
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