Type Vintage touchdown filling fountain pen.
Product Name Imperial I, this was the first model in the Imperial series. Here's a very helpful write-up on the Imperial series of pens from the Sheaffer Targa web site.
Manufacturer and Year Sheaffer, made in Canada – the imprint says "RD1960" which may be the date, however we had the impression the model came out in 1962.
Filling System Unrestored Touchdown filling system. This early version of the touchdown filling system used a plastic touchdown tube instead of a metal one, and we have heard that it is nearly impossible to restore this version, and so we have not attempted it. We think this pen should go into a collection, unrestored, and any attempt at restoration will prevent you from returning it for a refund.
Color Grey body and cap with gold plated trim.
Nib Fine gold plated Stylpoint nib.
Condition New old stock and never used, with chalkmarks. Unrestored, and possibly unrestorable.