Sheaffer Targa - 1004 Sterling Silver - Straight Line
Stock number: 5992
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Medium nib, Squeezebox fill system.
This vintage fountain pen is one of the successful Targa range - a model produced by the Sheaffer Pen Company from 1976 to 1999. This is model 1004 – a sterling silver finish with a straight line pattern to barrel and cap. It is an early example with the Sheaffer crown imprinted on the cap lip. The cap lip also carries the text Sterling Silver Sheaffer U.S.A.” with a “925” mark. It is reported that this mark appeared only on items destined for France or England. It has the stylish Sheaffer 14k inlaid nib with a smooth medium point. As you would expect it has the Sheaffer “Lifetime” white dot on the clip and black inlaid ends to cap and barrel. The pull off/push on cap secures with a satisfying click. It has a squeezebox filling system fitted but you could use a Sheaffer ink cartridge if you prefer. Condition is good with some general age wear but nothing significant as you will see in the montage. It is quite a substantial pen in the hand and measures 135mm with cap on and 152mm with cap on barrel end. The Targa series, with its wide range of finishes, is an interesting model to collect as well as a pleasure to use everyday. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order and a gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may select your method of payment. A currency converter is provided.
Source: Lambrou – Fountain Pens of the World.
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