SH1789 Sheaffer Admiral Snorkel. (Medium)

SH1789 Sheaffer Admiral Snorkel.  (Medium)
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  • Product Code: VINT_SH1789
  • £45.00
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Tags: vintage, fountain, pen, pens, sheaffer, sh1789, admiral, snorkel, burgundy, medium

SH1789 Sheaffer Admiral Snorkel. (Medium)

Date: c1950s

Size: Caped - 144mm; Posted - 161mm.

This is a good condition burgundy Admiral Snorkel.  It has a lovely a glossy barrel and cap with the i=only damage that I can see being the plating wear to the lower part of the pocket clip.  The cap has a tapered gold filled spring-loaded pocket clip and gold filled cap lip band.  The blind barrel cap unscrews smoothly and easily to extend the filing tube and withdraw the plunger.  This is a late-model Snorkel pen with a faint imprint around the back of the cap just above the cap band.  The black plastic finger grip is ribbed to afford a good purchase.  The nib is a lovely shiny Sheaffer's 14 carat gold example.  It is in a medium point.  Internally, the pen is also in excellent shape with an undamaged and as-new filling mechanism.  

I have fully serviced this pen.  It writes with a very smooth action and produces a lovely wet and medium width line.  The nib is quite firm so it does not produce and line width variation.

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