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Sheaffer 500 "Dolphin" Fountain Pen Set- 1960s, Grey, Fine, Touchdown (Like New)

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Sheaffer 500, the middle priced model in the "Dolphin" line. Brushed chrome plated caps, grey bodies, fine steel nib. Gently used, near mint. This is the touchdown (vacuum) filling version. Matching .9mm pencil.

SKU: 3066
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Type Fountain Pen and matching pencil
Product Name Sheaffer 500 aka the Dolphin/Porpoise model. The 500 has a plastic body and brushed chrome cap, and was offered as both a cartridge version and a touchdown filling version (this is the TD version).
Manufacturer and Year Sheaffer - early 1960s
Length pen is a hair under 5-1/4" capped

Filling System

Touchdown vacuum system. It was working great when we got it, but we replaced the O-ring just in case. The pencil takes .9mm lead.
Color Dark grey with brushed chrome caps and shiny chrome trim. Squared ends.


The nib gives the pen its dolphin name, and it's a variation of the inlaid nibs Sheaffer was putting on the Imperials. The pen doesn't have a real inlaid nib, but instead one which is flat, inserted straight into the front of the section. The nib is FINE.  (See the great article on Dolphin Sheaffers on the PENHERO site)


Gently used, near mint. Fully guaranteed.







Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 3066
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens, Pen Sets, Pencils


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