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ANTIQUE SHAEFFER'S LIFETIME VEST POCKET Fountain Pen Approx 1920's SLV1G
Antique Vintage Shaeffer Lifetime Vest Pocket Size Pen. 4 1/2" Long when capped Jade Green Radite Celluloid with Gold Plated clip and rings. Good working condition with new ink sac. 14K Gold Nib is imprinted- SHAEFFER'S LIFETIME . Lever Fill Pen fills from bottled ink Pen is in good working condition. Ink sac is intact. Pen fills easily and writes well. Normal wear. No cracks or major damage. Aged unevenly barrel is slightly darker then cap.
Very rare pen. Good condition and ready to write! This is s one of a kind pen so if you like it grab it now!
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ANTIQUE Fountain Pen SHAEFFER'S LIFETIME VEST POCKET / Vintage 1920's
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Vintage Antique Schaeffer Lifetime Fountain Pen , restored to good writing condition. This Schaeffer's Vest Pocket Lever Fill Pen fills easily and writes well. No additional improvements have been made and the character of the fountain pen has been maintained. Cosmetically this classic pen has been left in original condition as found. Pen is in very nice condition with very little normal wear. Great writing pen.
USING FOUNTAIN PENS
Fountain pen writing is a unique experience. Vintage pens use liquid ink and split metal fountain pen tips or
Nibs. The ink is stored internally in antique pens either in a rubber ink sack, ink converter or in later collectible pen models,
a plastic ink cartridge. The liquid ink flows through a grooved section to the fountain pen nib. The free flowing ink results in a
smooth writing experience that cannot be duplicated with ball point pens or pencils.
Start or add to your vintage pen collection with this beautiful Shaeffer's Vest Pocket Fountain Pen. Shaeffer Lifetime fountain pens are popular collectors items. Fountain pen collecting is a great hobby rich in history. Old Fountain pens make great investments and interesting collectibles. Writing with a fountain pen, antique or modern, is a unique experience that most people have not shared. Sheaffer pens have always been considered one of the best fountain pens made and the equal of other major brands like Parker Watterman and Eversharp. Over 80 years old, this wonderful antique Shaeffer fountain pen looks and writes great. Treat yourself to this lovely collectible antique pen. A nice addition to any collection. Great writing pen or wonderful display item.
In 1920 the Lifetime pen was introduced, the lowest priced one selling at $8.75. This was around three times the price of its competitors products, but the pen was a success and became the best selling pen in America.
In 1924 after extensive research Sheaffer introduced new colors.The first colors developed were in solid black and marbled jade green, it was in the same year that the famous white dot was introduced on the pens.
In 1926 Sheaffer stopped production of the hard rubber pens and started to stamp serial numbers on the Lifetime nibs.The lesson learned by Sheaffer when selling Hamilton Watches in his jewelry store years previously had served him well. Sheaffer philosophy was this; if someone could only afford a $1 pen then he was entitled to buy the best pen he could for that sum, even if it meant lower profits or even a loss for the company. However if Sheaffer could create a desire in the customers mind and they could afford to buy the $10 pen, this would benefit all parties in the long run. The $10 pen would be guaranteed for a lifetime and therefore outlast the $1 pen tenfold, while giving the customer better writing quality and the prestige of owning such a beautiful writing instrument. The Company would make a larger profit; therefore could improve the wages of their factory workers and sales team. The retailer also benefited through a dollar volume increase, and if the dealer had a profit-sharing plan the salaries of their sales people increase. With employees now having higher wages this allows them to buy more goods themselves, and the spending of more money makes it necessary for more people to be employed to make the articles. Therefore in making the higher-unit sale, you not only raise wages but you expand employment, which is an endless chain. Sheaffer introduced its own brand of writing fluid called Skrip in 1922;it was a number of years before Sheaffer started to refer to Skrip as ink. This is thought to be because of the bad reputation of early acidic ink formulations.