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Sheaffer Sentinel TM Touchdown Fountain Pen - "Rule of Four" Salesman's Pen, Black, Fine (Very Nice, Restored)

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Sheaffer Touchdown Sentinel TM fountain pen from 1950-52. Touchdown filler in black with a steel cap in a pattern of stepped lines, with gold plated trim. Fine 14k gold two-toned Sheaffer Triumph nib is smooth. Very nice condition, fully restored and working. Personalized with Sheaffer's Rule of Four, making the pen a mnemonic device for sales reps and clerks, and a wonderful historical piece of pen advertising.

SKU: 18228
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Type  Touchdown filling fountain pen, restored and working well.

Product Name  Sentinel Touchdown TM (this is the slender version WITHOUT the snorkel filling system).

Manufacturer and Year  Sheaffer, made in USA – this thin Touchdown version was made from 1950-52.

Length  5-1/4"

Filling System  Touchdown filling system. We've restored it with a new sac and O-ring. We'll include instructions on how to use this filling system.

Color  Black body, stainless steel cap with a pattern of stepped lines in it and gold plated trim.

Nib   FINE two-tone conical Triumph nib is 14k with a bit of an upturn on the tip. It's smooth with nice tipping.

Condition  Very nice condition. There is some user wear, and the cap is a bit dull. The Sheaffer imprint is readable, though somewhat worn. The pen is fully restored and is working well. The really interesting feature of this pen is that it has Sheaffer's "Rule of Four" printed in gold on it, as a mnemonic device for retail sales clerks and salepeople. Those rules are:

1. Large 14k Gold Point

Feathertouch Point For Every Hand

2. Screw Cap Humidor

For Instant Writing

3. New-matic Touchdown Filler

One Stroke Filling

4. Sure Grip Spring Clip

Prevents Loss

The last rule is the most handworn and is a bit difficult to read. Clearly, we can't polish the barrel to a shinier finish without losing the imprinted information. This rare piece will be a great addition to your collection of pen advertising history!


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SKU 18228
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens


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